Board to vote on project ordinance for pump station rehab

Golf cart ordinance request also on agenda
Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:00 AM

This month's meeting will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Spindale House.

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During its regular meeting on Monday evening, the Spindale Board of Commissioners will vote to enact a project ordinance regarding the North Carolina Department of Commerce Industrial Development Fund Grant for purposes of rehabilitating the wastewater pump station at the former All American Homes site near the U.S. 221/74 interchange.

The town was awarded the grant after the board passed a resolution authorizing Town Manager Cameron McHargue to complete and submit an application in the amount of $112,035, with a 25 percent local match. Rutherford County will contribute $29,645 leaving Spindale's portion to $7,700.

By approving the project ordinance, the town will be able to proceed with an engineering contract for the pump station rehabilitation. Team Air, Inc. recently announced their decision to locate an HVAC manufacturing facility at the site. Although located outside town limits, the site is served by the town's sewer system. The pump station has been deactivated since the departure of All American Homes several years ago and is in need of repair.

Commissioners will also continue to discuss updates on the Wastewater Treatment Plant rehabilitation project and 2012 State Revolving Fund sewer replacement project.

Consulting engineer Kurt D. Wright, PE will provide a brief report on the clarifier work happening at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, as well as a briefing on the status of the 2012 State Revolving Fund sewer replacement project. Since last month, Landsdowne Construction has paved the roads involved with the sewer replacement and final reports and pay requests are being processed.

Finishing old business, commissioners will discuss nominations to the town's Recreation Committee. Recreation Director Eddie Searcy approached the board last month about expanding the committee to have greater town representation.

In new business, the board will hear a request from Spindale resident Larry Yelton for an ordinance regarding the usage of golf carts on roads in town limits.

"Some citizens like myself, have disabilities which may limit them from driving a motor vehicle. But a golf cart, just like a moped, is a device to which citizens can use to travel to places that they may otherwise not have the accessibility to get to," said Yelton, in a letter to the board. "I believe that Spindale is civilized enough to have the responsibility and courtesy of allowing a golf cart ordinance for its residents."

Additional new business on Monday's agenda includes a proposal by Commissioners Tom Roberson and Robin Ensley to initiate a new Spindale Business Association and a vote to request street additions, deletions and changes to the town's Powell Bill Listing Resolution FY 2014-15.