Lynch named Interim Town Manager

Interim Lawrenceville Town Manager named

By Sylvia Allen


LAWRENCEVILLE – The Lawrenceville Town Council held a public hearing on the proposed FY2023/2024 budget on Tuesday, May 9, 2023 and no one spoke in opposition. Council tentatively adopted the FY24 budget. The proposed budget covers July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

Lawrenceville Town Manager Everette L. Gibson said a 20% water and sewer rate increase is planned. There will be no garbage rate increase or tax rate increase. See more information about the proposed rate increases on page 5.

Earlier Gibson said expenses are: a three percent raise for employees, the town continues to pay 100% of the eligible employee’s individual health insurance premium, the town will pay 20% of the additional premium for dual or family, if selected; continue to outsource mowing for water/sewer plants (no increase), include $20,000 estimated cost for redistricting, Building Code Enforcement position will be on an as needed basis (part time).

Council named Randy Lynch Interim Town Manager. Gibson will be retiring May 31, 2023. Council will continue advertising for the Town Manager’s position.

In other matters Mayor LaWanda Tatum said she has been very busy lately attending ribbon cutting events and is thrilled to share in the festivities. She called attention to the ground-breaking ceremony for HOTEL ELLE.

Tatum also highlighted a Community Give Away set for Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the old Pecht Distributors on New Street. She said the event is in partnership with the Virginia State University Small Farms Outreach Program.

Disbursements totaling $86,698.88 were approved.

Councilman Robbie Pecht commended the Maintenance Department for repairing a huge hole on South Main Street. He said the crew came and fixed the problem.

Tatum thanked Kimberly Martin, Special Projects Coordinator, for her work promoting the Town of Lawrenceville. She called Martin Wonder Woman without a cape.

Tatum thanked County Administrator Leslie Wedding and Director of Economic Development Alfreda Jarrett Reynolds for all they do for Brunswick County and the Town of Lawrenceville and said she looks forward to working collaboratively with them in the future.