More than a dozen people turned out Thursday to a question-and-answer town hall meeting, hosted by District 5 Commissioner Jimmy Henderson, and discussed community issues including a lack of recreation areas, ditch drainage, roads and others.
Henderson held the meeting to address concerns of his constituents and was thankful for the small crowd.
“I wish we had 100 people here but you’ve got to start somewhere, so I’m glad we have what we have,” Henderson said. “Y’all are concerned and that’s why you came. And I am, too, so I’m glad we got to meet.”
Resident Gail Lee said it was good to be able to voice concerns to Henderson.
“I’m glad I finally got to meet the county commissioner — I never knew who he was, so it was good to meet him,” she said. “I think it’s good he wants to do this again.”
Resident Jacqueline Lett-Buggs said she was curious as to why there were very few restaurants are in the area. She was also concerned about the lack recreation facilities in District 5.
Resident Bruce Buggs expressed concerns about the condition of the road leading to the boat ramp off of Belfast-Siding Road.
Henderson also took some time to update residents on the new district lines. He said although they had not yet been approved by the U.S. Department of Justice, they should be soon. He also said copies of the maps could be found on the county website
Read more in the May 19 edition of the News.