NC clothes closet gets new location

NEW CUMBERLAND — The city’s clothes closet room was approved for a new location during Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Brenda Greathouse and Rick Greenwood attended the meeting to request the closet move from its current location in the Christian Church on South Court Street to the shower room in the city building.

Greathouse made this request to have the clothes closet closer to the community’s food closet, and to offer the church’s Celebrating Recovery group a room.

“I see a vision, I think that we could make that (the shower room) work. And it’s really two fold too because at our current location, the people have to come down the preschool steps and they’re very steep for the elderly people. Where as here it would be handicap accessible because we would be right around the corner from the food closet,” said Greathouse. “And I’m hoping we could expand the number of people that we help.”

The closet offers low cost gently used clothing and accessories to residents. Greathouse asked to move into the space rent free, because the closet is a charitable nonprofit. She also discussed offering additional hours at the new location to help better serve the community.

In other, action council:

— Passed an ordinance on its second reading for the design and founding of the upgrades to the current sewer system. In the ordinance the maximum principal amount of construction is set at $350,000.

— Agreed to continue the search for a company to build the city website. Council had two options they discussed during the meeting, but they could not agree on either company. They are considering cost, functionality, the appearance and the city’s needs in the selection process.

— Agreed to continue looking for companies to clean the city’s storm drains out.

— Approved the road closures requested for this year’s River Fest held Sept. 28 and 29.

–Assured a resident they will assist him in getting his sewer issue fixed. The resident attended the meeting to complain about the sewer gas smell in his home, and he asked council what he can do to get the problem fixed. Council said they will make phone calls to help remedy the issue.

–Approved monthly bills totalling to $46,454.