By Tammy Grubb
The Board of Aldermen will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the OWASA Community Room, 400 Jones Ferry Road. (The meeting will be held at OWASA until after the May 8 election, since Town Hall is being used as an early voting site.)
The board will hold public hearings on several items, including a proposed application seeking state Community Development Block Grant funding for a public sewer on Roberson Street. The aldermen have approved building the sewer line in response to last year’s failure of the private sewer line serving multiple businesses in the 100 block of East Main Street. The $238,600 project will extend an existing OWASA sewer main from Maple Street to Roberson Street. The town is requesting 70 percent of the funding from the state program and has asked the county to help provide local funding for the project through the quarter-cent sales tax for economic development.
Other public hearings scheduled for Tuesday will deal with changes to the town’s land-use ordinance regarding compact car and bicycle parking requirements.
The board also is scheduled to talk about OWASA’s draft protocol for when the utility can tap its local allowance from Jordan Lake in times of severe drought and discuss the possibility of additional regulations on predatory towing from privately-owned parking lots.