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November 11, 2013

Town council facing high-dollar budget items

SCOTLAND NECK — After taking Monday off in observance of Veterans Day, members of the Tarboro Town Council will gather for their regular November meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the second floor council room at Tarboro Town Hall.

Two major items dominate the agenda:

• A 2013-2014 budget amendment for sewer system rehabilitation through the Clean Water State Revolving fund

• North Carolina Main Street Solutions Fund Grant Program, Match Grant Agreement.

The sewer system rehabilitation is a much-needed project. The total loan amount is $955,046 with half ($477,523) of that amount n the form of principal forgiveness and the balance at 0 percent interest.

The upgrade to the town's sewer system will help protect the river and the town from EPA violations and possible fines.

"That's good news that we were able to get a grant to repair the deteriorating sewage lines," said Tarboro Town Manager Alan Thrornton. "The 0 percent interest and having to pay back just $400,000 is even better news."

The project includes the removal and relocation of deteriorated aerial segments of the sewer system.

Upgrade to the wastewater treatment plant lines are also on the list. One of the segments extends over the Tar River on concrete pilings and has been hit by boats. This project involves removing 812 linear feet of iron line and burying it in the riverbank.

The second portion involves 410 linear feet of 24-inch steel pipe that is designated as the Hendricks Creek Outfall. This segment, which is on piers, is badly deteriorated and has been repaired multiple times.

A third section entails the replacement of a section of 8-inch aerial sewer located on leaning brick pilings. This sewer was originally installed in 1948 and, because of stream erosion; the pilings are being undercut and are leaning.

The Main Street Solutions Fund Grant is a $200,000 match grant from the North Carolina Department of Commerce to benefit Tarboro Brewing Company in the rehabilitation of the property at 525 Main St. for the establishment o a microbrewery.

The grant requires a $400,000 match, for which Tarboro Brewing will be responsible. According to the document, Tarboro Brewing is committed to creating eight fulltime jobs which must  be retained for a minimum months from the date of the opening

 

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