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November 19, 2012

Lewis retires from housing director post

Monday, November 19, 2012 — Following Albemarle city council’s regular meeting last Monday, Mayor Whit Whitley returned from a closed session with news on what was called a personnel matter.

His announcement was that Gary Lewis, the director of public housing, was retiring.

City Manager Ray Allen said that Lewis has been working for the city of Albemarle since February of 1978. Lewis will be finishing out his duties before he retires in December.

Allen said that the city will be advertising the vacancy left by Lewis in the near feature as they look to find a new director of Public Housing.

No Dumping

What appears to be newly placed signs are now positioned in a vacant property that is owned by the city of Albemarle.

The property, which is at the corner of Pee Dee Avenue and Morrow Avenue, has two signs that read “Owned and Maintained by the city of Albemarle. ‘No Dumping.’”

These signs are facing both streets, one on Morrow and the other on Pee Dee.

According to Allen, the public works department placed those signs after an increase in dumping of trash, leaves and limbs onto what is an approximate two acre piece of property.

“We’ve had a number of people recently taking yard waste and putting it on that empty lot.” Allen said.

Allen said he doesn’t know of any plans for the property, but assured that the city would like to see it maintained after it was donated to Albemarle many years ago.

As a reminder, yard waste and household trash can be placed along with normal trash to be picked up on the regularly scheduled pick up day through Waste Management.

 

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