City council meeting canceled

By Tom Joyce -

Local citizens who might have been looking forward to attending a meeting of the Mount Board of Commissioners this week are out of luck.

That’s because the regular meeting of the board which would have been held on the first Thursday of July has been canceled, according to an announcement from Mayor David Rowe.

This occurred due to the proximity of Independence Day on Monday to the meeting date, and an acknowledgement that some citizens and those associated with city government are out of town for the holiday week.

This is common practice for the council, which also has cancelled sessions during the Christmas season in recent years for the same reason.

The most-pressing item of business in Mount Airy at this time of year, the adoption of the municipal budget, occurred on June 16 when the board of commissioners approved a spending plan for the 2016-2017 fiscal year which began last Friday.

City officials normally hold two regular meetings per month, on the first and third Thursdays.

The next meeting of the Mount Airy Board of Commissioners, the first of the new fiscal year, is scheduled for July 21 at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Building.

Tom Joyce may be reached at 336-415-4693 or on Twitter @Me_Reporter.

By Tom Joyce

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