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Old 05-11-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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City considers funding sidewalks for major road projects - Daily Reflector
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Old 05-11-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Seems like a no-brainer since the state won't pay for them. Might as well get them fully done while construction is underway.
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Old 05-11-2018, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Isn't the county ceding power and authority by allowing the city to pay for improvements in the county? At some point the county is going to have to realize that it's citizens are looking for more services. Things like sewer, public parks, street lights and snow removal are examples.

I think I can imagine the county's reasoning though. If they pay any money towards a public sidewalk in one place, then a precedent will be set and they'll end up being forced to provide other sidewalks. It's just a guess.
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:04 AM
 
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Isn't the county ceding power and authority by allowing the city to pay for improvements in the county? At some point the county is going to have to realize that it's citizens are looking for more services. Things like sewer, public parks, street lights and snow removal are examples.

I think I can imagine the county's reasoning though. If they pay any money towards a public sidewalk in one place, then a precedent will be set and they'll end up being forced to provide other sidewalks. It's just a guess.
I'm not sure about sidewalks, but counties do not control roads...like, at all. There are either City streets or State roads or Private roads. So it would stand to reason that counties don't control sidewalks either.

As for those other things...put them under the adage of "you get what you pay for".
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Old 05-12-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Because there are no county roads in North Carolina, Pitt County would have no jurisdiction to perform snow removal. If they tried and damaged a city or state road, they would be liable for the damages. Same reason the city wonít plow state owned roads.

The way Greenville is growing, Pitt County will at some point need to step up and operate more like an urban county than rural county. Itíll probably require raising taxes and that will be political suicide for commissioners.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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City revisits rule that limits drinking establishments - Daily Reflector
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Old 05-13-2018, 11:58 AM
 
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Because there are no county roads in North Carolina, Pitt County would have no jurisdiction to perform snow removal. If they tried and damaged a city or state road, they would be liable for the damages. Same reason the city won’t plow state owned roads.

The way Greenville is growing, Pitt County will at some point need to step up and operate more like an urban county than rural county. It’ll probably require raising taxes and that will be political suicide for commissioners.
That's ENC in a nutshell. The Greenville "metro" should've been where it is now 10+ years ago. Citizens, and the leaders scared of losing their seats, simply won't allow it.
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Old 05-14-2018, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Club's popularity, demand for parking, spell end for pool - Daily Reflector
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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That's ENC in a nutshell. The Greenville "metro" should've been where it is now 10+ years ago. Citizens, and the leaders scared of losing their seats, simply won't allow it.
There will be a time, probably in the short term future, where citizens will start showing their displeasure with the current county administration at the voting booth. Pitt County already votes blue. It's run like an old school red county.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:07 AM
 
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There will be a time, probably in the short term future, where citizens will start showing their displeasure with the current county administration at the voting booth. Pitt County already votes blue. It's run like an old school red county.
Its honestly not political, its physical. Despite your political affiliation, no one can deny when you have an Interstate spur being constructed on the western side of Greenville. No one can deny that four way stops on Worthington Rd are not adequate. No one can deny the amount of development occurring in the farmland of Pitt Co. Just look at the big deal folks made over a subdivision off of Hwy 33...and the fact that they said the road was unsafe. Farming is fine and agricultural is good, but there have to be plans for the growth that is actually happening. Maybe Pitt Co just needs a more progressive Planner.
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