City to honor Byrd on Monday

LUMBERTON — The Lumberton City Council on Monday is expected to adopt a resolution honoring a popular Lumberton police officer who died last week after a long battle with kidney disease.

The Robesonian published on Saturday a story about Shawn Byrd’s battle; it can be found at Byrd was a resource officer at one time for several city schools, including Lumberton High.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers on the third floor of City Hall.

Other agenda items include:

— Adopting an ordinance to demolish and remove three unsafe structures, at 1003 Ash St., 422 Warwick Mill Road and 204 Lafayette St.

— Appointing Randy Hammonds to the Board of Adjustment.

— Adopting a resolution to begin the process to close a portion of Madison Avenue.

— Approving the distribution of $2,000 in discretionary money, including $1,000 to Cheer XCELS to participate in a cheerleading competition.

— Approving the purchase of a 2019 bucket truck for the Utilities Department.

— Considering the placement of a traffic signal at Linwood Avenue and East Seventh Street.

— Approving an engineering contract with Koonce Noble & Associates for the first phase of the riverwalk for the Lumber River.