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By Sarah Willets -

LUMBERTON — Monday’s Lumberton City Council meeting will include a public hearing on an after-school program proposed at a West Carthage Road church.

The hearing and some other items on Monday’s agenda were to be held at the council’s regular October meeting, but that meeting was canceled because of Hurricane Matthew.

The Rock Church of God is asking for a conditional-use permit needed to operate the program in the church, which is located at 2208 W. Carthage Road.

According to the permit application, the church plans to host 50 to 100 children ages 5 to 14 for after-school programs. Hours of operation would be weekdays from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The council will finalize votes taken in October, including awarding financing for 15 police vehicles to Lumbee Guaranty Bank, purchasing property adjacent to the Public Works building for $13,600 to store pipes and other equipment and purchasing a new truck for meter technicians. The council will also give final approval needed to accept or spend grants on sewer projects, police equipment and to clear a runway approach at the Lumberton Municipal Airport.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the third floor council chambers at City Hall at 500 N. Cedar St.

By Sarah Willets

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