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Mayor’s Year End Report 2023

Posted on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 8:00 am

Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham’s Year End Report for 2023

It has been an exciting and challenging year. Many good things have happened and few not so good.

Good things:

* The cities financial conditions continue to improve.

* All city departments and employees have pulled together to provide excellent service in spite of being understaffed.

* Street resurfacing on 5th Ave. North, Matthews Drive and Darnell Mealer Road.

* Rehabilitation of Exploration Station and the Rotary pavilion due to the help of the Rotary Club and Talos.

* Resurfacing of the airport parking lot.

* Receiving a $300,000 grant for Main Street.

* Heater replacement for the pool at the Recreation Center.

* Sale of property on Veterans Drive for $300,000.

* Numerous new businesses throughout the city including the soon to open Waffle House. Zaxby’s has submitted site plans and has applied for a building permit on the property next to Captain D’s.

* Renewal of the employee insurance plan with minimal cost increase to the employee and the city.

Not so Good:

* We have lost our City Recorder, City Treasurer, Codes Administrator and Economic Development Director. All have been replaced except for the Economic Development Director.

* A temporary suspension of water availability.

Looking forward to 2024

* Finally the Installation of the traffic signal at Mooresville Pike and West Ellington Parkway in the spring along with the striping with thermoplastic of several city streets.

* The Council will be asked to approve a new project for upgrading signs and thermoplastic striping on important city streets. No city match required.

* Completion of a wage study.

* A comprehensive upgrade of subdivision regulations and Zoning Ordinances.

I believe 2024 will be an outstanding year as we welcome new residents and new businesses while maintaining our sense of community.

We wish all a happy and prosperous new year.