Roanoke council agrees to extend water main

The Roanoke Town Council voted to extend a water main out to the under-construction Dollar General along U.S.-24 at its meeting on Wednesday, July 5.

A total of 360 feet of pipe will be extended underneath the highway to the business. Phil Hibbert, the town’s supervisor of operations, stated that the cost of the project would be $25,000, but requested $27,000 from council to ensure that any unforeseen overages could be covered.

The board opted to pay for the project using TIF funds.

In other business:

Hibbert informed the council that he would prepare a preliminary timeline with associated costs for the cleanup and closure of the contaminated lagoon nearby the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

The board, Hibbert and others present at the meeting expressed satisfaction with the town’s Independence Day fireworks show on July 4, and the subsequent cleanup process at the town park, which hosted the event.