Hankins holds town hall

Published 1:34 pm Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mike Hankins

Brown’s Store District Supervisor Mike Hankins held a town hall meeting Monday at 6 p.m. in the Kenbridge Community Center, and two people attended to ask Hankins questions.

“I would like to know what your plan is to have the (Lunenburg County) Board of Supervisors build a better working relationship with (the Lunenburg County Public Schools School Board), the town,” said Wanda Morrison.

Morrison recalled a meeting where one supervisor was disrespectful by saying they wouldn’t meet with members of the school board.

“On one hand y’all are saying you need to work together,” Morrison said. “On the other hand, they’re coming to you for help and now you’re saying, ‘Oh no, because they asked for help, we’re not going to do that.’”

Hankins said he thinks there’s probably a lot more history there than he knows about.

“I think on both sides of the fence, there has been a history of mistrust; I don’t know if it’s all legitimate or not,” Hankins said. “I can tell you I don’t buy into either side. I’m going to believe what you tell me until you prove me wrong. In some cases there may be someone you disagree with, someone you may not like. But in county government, these are the people who are in elected constitutional offices that you’ve got to work with and because of that, you need to establish a working relationship with them, and talking to them without yelling at them is the best way to do that.”

Hankins later said that if there’s someone in office that those in attendance disagree with, then they need to place their vote against them so that they can have someone who they feel does represent them better.