Streets discussed at Town meeting

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Monday’s meeting of the Farmerville Town Council didn’t last very long, but the majority of that time was spent discussing the condition of the streets in town. Councilman Ricky Johnikin called on Mayor Stine Baughman to look into ways the town can work on the issue. “We have to do something,” Johnikin said. “Some of these streets are so bad something could happen to someone. We’ll have to pay for these streets one way or another.” Baughman agreed to look into grants for state-owned streets and any other means to work on the issue. Johnikin also proposed a work-order system that should help bring some accountability to issues that are part of the town’s workload. Any councilman, and any citizen for that matter, can request a work order. The work order will follow the town worker through to the completion of the job. Work orders can be requested at the front desk at Town Hall. However, just because a citizen wants to request a work order, that does not mean the work can be completed by the town. It will be looked into, though. The council also approved liquor license renewals for El Jarrito, Ol’ Hickory and Anderson’s Sports Center. Farmerville’s Town Council meets the first Monday of each month at 5:00 at Town Hall.