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Highlights of Aaron Moss's Administration
1965 - 1973

 

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  1. Helped bring about City Manager form of government with Larry Parker being first to serve in that position.
  2. Worked to expand and improve recreational facilities:
  3. Helped raise 20,000 to build a new City Park. Ground was broken on October 6, 1966 for the new recreational park, providing expanded facilities for night games, tennis courts, outdoor basketball, volly ball, a regulation. sized field, and a children's playground.
  4. In 1980's when additional funds were needed he gave $17,000 to grade the field at the park in order to give the senior Little League a ballpark comparable to the American Legion Stadium. City Council voted to name the park "AARON  MOSS RECREATIONAL PARK".
  5. City limits were extended to include the new Jr-Sr High School, Caroline Freight Carriers, Upchurch Garden Center and the surrounding area. This annexation added 410 acres in size and $47,000 annually to the city treasury.
  6. Helped bring natural gas to Cherryville.
  7. Aeriation Tank was added to Ballard Lagoon in order to accept industrial waste. (Made possible the location of Sweetree Mills" new dye house in Cherryville)
  8. New Public Works Building was constructed at location just off South Mountain Street.
  9. Six additional acres of land was acquired for the City Memorial Cemetery.
  10. Set goal in his years of service "to do his best for all the people all the time.

 

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