A Robbins commissioner and the town manager will travel to Maryland to meet with representatives from Perdue Farms, a chicken processing company that once ran a facility in the town.
During the town’s Board of Commissioners meeting last week, Commissioner Kevin Stewart and Town Manager David Lambert announced their plan to visit Perdue’s corporate headquarters to ask for assistance paying back a loan the town took out years ago. The loan was used to purchase a water line from Montgomery County, which was installed to increase production at Perdue’s processing plant in Robbins.
Although Perdue closed the facility in 2003, the town still owes about $30,000 on the loan.
“They pulled up and left us hanging and we’re still paying for those projects,” Stewart said. “They might tell me no and probably will tell me no, but until somebody goes and sits down in front of them we won’t have any answer.”
In other business, the town received an update from code enforcement officer Brandon Emory.
A total of 19 new code enforcement cases have been opened since the beginning of the year, according to Emory. Of the new cases, Emory said a dozen property owners are “actively working to abate and several are on the verge of abatement.” He added that six cases have already been abated.
Also on Thursday, the town welcomed Cory English to the Robbins Police Department. The new officer was sworn in by Mayor Lonnie English, a relative.