The town of Elon welcomed two new police officers, discussed the addition of Link Transit to the town and approved development plans for Elon University’s campus at the Oct. 24 work session. 

Edgar Ocampo-Fuentes, a new recruit from Siler City, is joining the police department as an officer, and Shane James, who spent portions of his career as a courthouse bailiff and with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, will be Elon Elementary’s newest school resource officer. 

“In this competitive market right now, you have brought us some amazing people to serve the town of Elon and I am sure the rest of the board feels grateful and thankful that you all are joining us because this really is a tremendous amount of service for our town,” town council member Stephanie Bourland said.

The town council heard a presentation from planner Mary Kathryn Harward regarding Link Transit. Link Transit, a bus service available in other municipalities in Alamance County such as Burlington, does not currently have stops in the town of Elon. After this evening’s meeting, the town staff will look into what it takes to bring stops to the town. 

Elon University’s plans to build a new residence hall were approved this evening by a unanimous vote. The building, originally presented during the Oct. 11 regular meeting, is set to break ground June 2023.  

The next meeting is Nov. 8.