During the last two meetings of the Murphy Town Committee, June 10 and June 14, the board members agreed to proceed with the scope of work proposed by Chairman De Shawn Simms at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Besides the renovation of the Murphy Town Burial Society which was to start before the end of July, as well as the dredging of the boat ramp at Coconut Tree Bay, it was also agreed to take care of minor repairs such as the rebuilding of to the graveyard wall which had been partly demolished by a car, the filling of potholes with cold patch and to repair the road to the entrance of Bahama Coral Island.
Continuing with the building of the Community Center on Forest Drive was also included in the immediate plan and is to resume as soon as the other two major projects are completed.
The graveyard wall was rebuilt by mid-July and is ready to be painted.
On July 14 Mr. Jackson Blatch and his crew of three proceeded to remove the damaged roof of the Burial Society building. Within a week a new roof was in place. They are presently working on remodeling the interior of the building, including the bathrooms.
At Coconut Tree Bay, on July 24, Mr. Jermaine Johnson with Island Design- a company owned by Mr. Revie Fox- was dredging the bay up to a depth of four feet at low tide to allow larger fishing boats to use the jetty.
During the first week of August, the foundation of the community center building will be fitted with the necessary plumbing equipment in order to have it ready for pouring. The road to Bahama Coral Island should also be filled and rolled by the end of August.
The requested increase of $8,000.00 for next year’s budget, which Chairman Simms considered necessary to be able to face the expenses of the township, was not accepted.