Powerful testimony by Elkin’s citizens at a Monday night public hearing held at Town Hall provided enough momentum for the Elkin Board of Commissioners to reconsider several items in its 2014-2015 proposed budget.
Commissioners called for a recess of the meeting until June 17.
Commissioners announced they will hold a third budget workshop on June 17 at 5:30 p.m. to re-evaluate funding for the Elkin Public Library, reversal of its decision to eliminate two Elkin police dispatchers by transferring evening calls to Surry County 911 and locking its lobby doors, reconsideration of changes to leaf and limb service, and to include funding in the budget for a certified engineer to review the Rock Facade in downtown Elkin.
The town of Elkin proposed a budget of $4,759, 926, a six-percent increase over last year.
A full story on Monday’s public hearing is in development.
Anthony Gonzalez may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @newsgonz.