The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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December 5, 2012

Norwood Town Council talks street repairs, sewer pump

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 — The Norwood Town Counil met for its monthly meeting Monday night at Norwood Town Hall.

Norwood resident Beverly Wilson came before the board with concerns regarding the condition of Story Street and asked if repairs were to be made.

Town Administrator Dwight Smith acknowledged that the street is in bad condition and explained that work orders have been written for its repair. According to Smith, a paver is scheduled to begin repairs on Eastover Street by next Wednesday. He added that the town plans to repair Story Street at that time.

The town council also revisited the issue of Norwood's E-1 pump policy. Smith explained that the town is currently in-between adopting a thorough and in-depth pump policy and suggested that a temporary policy be put in place. Norwood residents who are required to connect to the town's sewer system using an E-1 pump can expect to pay approximately $7,400 after the cost of the pump, installation, a $1,000 tap fee and a $400 capacity fee. There has been some discussion by the board about the possibility of waiving the tap fee for a certain amount of time, however, a decision has not been made at this point in time.

The board voted unanimously to adopt a temporary E-1 pump policy and to leave the fees as they are.

With no board concerns, Smith gave the administrator's update and announced that Sgt. Keith Hyatt with the Norwood Police is set to retire March 15 of next year but will continue to work part-time as needed.

Hyatt, who has been an officer with the Norwood Police Department for 15 years, thanked the board and the town for its support.

"It's going to be a pleasure to continue working for the town," Hyatt said, adding that he will "work whatever it takes to get the job done and keep the town safe."

Also during the meeting, Norwood Town Council:

•Approved appointments made to the Norwood Fire Department;

•Adopted a resolution to finance a new police car. The vehicle, according to police chief Randy Smith, is an all-wheel drive Ford sedan;

•Mayor Beverly Johnson thanked all who were involved with making the Norwood Christmas Parade a success;

•Smith announced that everything has been signed for the Eastover construction and that the town is waiting on an easement for construction to proceed with the Mary Branch sidewalk project;

•Councilmember Larry McMahon reported that the recent quilt display at the Norwood Museum was a success with approximately 200 visitors.

The next meeting of the Norwood Town Council will be 7 p.m. Jan. 7, 2013 at Norwood Town Hall.

 

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