Board members said they have heard that town residents were upset about the planned closing and looking for information.
Mayor George Rembert said he would contact First Citizens to see if a public meeting could be held to answer questions.
Information about the closing of the First Citizens branch in Lansing was unavailable by press time.
A spokesperson at the bank was referring questions to corporate communications in Raleigh.
The aldermen identified possible uses for the building that the bank is currently housed in during discussion about the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) program through High Country Council of Governments.
As part of the CEDS planning, municipalities can make requests for funding of projects over the next five to 10 years.
Items on Lansing’s wish list would include a welcome center, bike trail, community center, sidewalks extended to the old school, expansion of the technology center, upgrading the water/sewer system, establishment of a library, and a police department along with public restrooms for the park and farmers market and playground equipment.
High Country Council of Governments said that every so often, municipalities need to put in a plan with desired projects and development with specific details, said Town Clerk Bernice Prestwood. The aldermen were asked to form their list and give it to her to present to High Country COG by Feb. 29.
The items listed above were some of the things the aldermen said they would like to see for Lansing.
“If we put 10 things on the list and get one that’s great,” said Alderman Brenda Reeves. “It’s a wish list.”
At next month’s meeting, the aldermen will further discuss a scenic byway through the town and the issue of removing the traffic light in favor of a three-way stop.
A public hearing may be set for discussion of the traffic light.
The board is also seeking someone to fill and empty seat on the board.