Last updated: February 11. 2014 7:38PM - 1167 Views
By - tchilton@civitasmedia.com



Jonesville attorney Neill Finger studies plans for the greenway at Monday's town meeting prior to the town commissioners giving him approval to draw up condemnation papers to demolish and remove old structures on the property.
Jonesville attorney Neill Finger studies plans for the greenway at Monday's town meeting prior to the town commissioners giving him approval to draw up condemnation papers to demolish and remove old structures on the property.
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JONESVILLE — The Jonesville Town Council held its regular public meeting at Jonesville Town Hall on Monday at the town council building.


Nichole Johnston spoke on behalf of the Yadkin Valley Sewer Authority noting the town was at 98 percent completion rate on water pump rehabilitation issues and in the process will eliminate four town pump stations. In particular, a major goal will be achieved when what Johnston described as the biggest town problem pump, the Welborn station, is eliminated. River Road, Osborn, and Gant pumps will further be eliminated.


In addition, the town of Jonesville has received $1.25 million in grant money for water pre-treatment programs and other needs. Generators will be installed, four in Elkin and four in Jonesville.


An alarm system that will notify city workers via cellphone in case of emergencies also is set to be implemented.


The YVSA listed an employment position for Operations Manager and an opening in Collections.


In the ongoing discussion of what to do with the old fire station, Jonesville Police Department volunteer Heather Macy spoke publicly and requested the space be considered for use by the Jonesville Police Department. Macy said extra room for files and evidence is needed and more room for parking would be beneficial.


In addition, Jonesville Police Chief Roger Reece said new hires Nathaniel Hodges, Corey Carter and Jonathan Lyon were making good progress in Basic Law Enforcement Training School.


Bids were considered on a planned covered bridge and utilitarian bridge for property where the town is working on the greenway property development. The town is seeking to build the bridge close to halfway down Sandy Berry Creek Drive, located adjacent to the restaurant Theo’s, around the next 30 days.


Commissioners said the covered bridge would act as a focal point.


A motion that approved the improvement of the greenway entrance road and a consideration of bids was approved along with a motion to remove and demolish old structures on the property.


Tanya Chilton may be reached at 336-835-1513 or on Twitter @TanyaTDC.

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