The Walnut Cove Board of Commissioners are interviewing five potential candidates for the position of Town Manager this week.
Interviews were conducted on July 23 and July 24. A total of 10 people applied for the position, and the board eliminated five potential candidates during a closed session portion of their regular monthly meeting last week.
Also during that meeting the board had a chance to meet the town’s new code enforcement officer, Marc Allred.
Allred told the commissioners he had prepared a number of templates for warning citations to be sent out to residents who were not complying with town codes.
“I have put on here every issue you have with public nuisance, and I will eventually get templates for vehicle and animal control and other ordinances you have,” he said, noting that he serves as the code enforcement officer for a number of other towns in the area. “I will have a spreadsheet that will show you what cases are open and what cases have been closed.”
He said he hopes to take a gentle approach with property owners to encourage quick resolution to problems.
“I will try to talk to them first,” he said. “Then we will go to the tax records and find out who owns the property and send them a warning. We will give them 15 days to resolve the issue and then we will look at turning it into a civil matter.”
Nicholas Elmes may be reached at 336-591-8191 or on Twitter @NicholasElmes.