The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Local News

January 18, 2013

Many projects ahead for Norwood

Friday, January 18, 2013 — A lot happened for the town of Norwood during 2012 and there are many plans in the works for 2013, according to Town Admini-strator Dwight Smith at the January regular meeting.

The following were successes of 2012:

The PER (Preliminary Engineer’s Report) for Berry Hill sewer collection was approved and financing arranged;

The area from Allenton Street, Eastover Avenue and Atkins Avenue had new sewer collection lines put in and a new pump station started;

Water taps were allowed on new spots around town;

Professional Pipe and New Finish started up new facilities, providing jobs for Norwood residents;

Pine Street was paved;

New vehicles were purchased for the police department and maintenance;

Successful festivals including Picnic in the Park and Summertime Concert;

A new mayor was appointed following Harry Beeker’s resignation. Bev-erly Johnson is Norwood’s first female mayor;

A new council member, Larry MacMahon, was appointed to fill Johnson’s vacancy; and

A part-time police officer was hired to assist in drug trafficking prevention; since then, Norwood Police has had more than 200 drug charges in the last nine months.

Smith also noted some of the projects Norwood hopes to accomplish for 2013:

Complete a study on downtown Norwood to help local businesses. This includes possibly changing the zoning to make it easier for businesses to locate there and begin tax incentives, as well. Smith noted that 60 buildings downtown are closed or out of use;

Begin the ground work on Campbell street for new parking and a miniature park;

Put the water tank on Campbell Street back in service;

Improve aged water and sewers lines within the town;

Complete the sewer project in the Berry Hill area.

Shape up the town’s appearance by demolishing old, unused structures. There are 40 houses that need to be looked at in this regard;

Install lights on Turner Street;

Complete the sidewalk along Mary Branch Street; and

Improvements to the police and fire departments.

To submit story ideas, contact Ian Faulkner at ian@stanlynewspress.com or (704) 982-2121 ext. 21.

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