Troutman open house set for Jan. 18
BY DEBBIE PAGE
The Town of Troutman, in an effort to engage residents of all ages more in town functions and decision-making, is holding a drop-in open house on Thursday, January 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall.
The primary purpose of the event is to showcase the multi-faceted work of the town’s employees through four or five exhibits for each department or area. Staff from police, library, public works, planning and code enforcement, parks and recreation, and administration/finance departments will be on hand to answer questions, as will the Troutman Fire Department.
Town Manager Justin Longino said the open house is an opportunity to shwcase plans for the town’s growth, including the 2035 plan and proposed updates to the Unified Development Ordinance.
Additionally, visitors can get a personal tour of the Town Hall facility to see the behind-the-scenes workspaces of the staff.
The town welcomes residents’ input on decisions that will affect their lives in Troutman.
Longino hopes for a good turnout for the event, which will reach out to a larger segment of the community.
“I hope people will come out to learn more about the town and get answers to any questions that they have," he said.
The staff are planning for 75 to 100 visitors at the open house. Longino encourages residents who attend to complete surveys and feedback forms after viewing the exhibits and talking with town employees.
Light refreshments will also be served.
Though a quorum of the Town Council and Town Boards or Committees may be present at the open house, members will conduct no governmental actions at the event.
For more information contact Kim Davis, Town Clerk at 704-528- 7600 or email@example.com