Developer Seeks Winnsboro Water

At Tuesday night’s Winnsboro Town Council meeting, Joey Phrommer, representing Land Tech Inc., presented the council with a request to be placed on the agenda at the next Water Advisory Committee.  Land Tech Inc. is interested in purchasing and developing a 60-acre tract of land to develop a residential sub-division.  The lot is located on Langford Road in Richland County.  Land Tech intends to build approximately 100 lots in four phases of 25 lots apiece, and would seek water service from the Town of Winnsboro.

Mayor Roger Gaddy voiced concern about supplying the water with Winnsboro already in state of water restriction.  Phrommer attempted to compromise with the Mayor by offering an alternative solution.

“We can accept permits in several phases,” Phrommer said.

The council has yet to accept or deny Land Tech’s request.  Council will vote at a later date after Land Tech has been approved by the Water Advisory Committee, which meets twice a month.

In new business, the council officially swore in three new judges: Vanessa Hollins (Chief Judge), Jonathan Goode (Municipal Court Judge) and Trey Spong (Judge).

In addition, a capital expense request by Jesse Douglas, Director of Gas, Water and Sewer, was approved.  Douglas requested $4,812 for parts to the lift station duplex pumps and $6,175 for a new “Weil” brand pump, totaling $10,987.

The grand opening ceremonies for the Town’s new annex building has yet to be set, but the offices will be officially opened for business on Monday.

“The new annex is where citizens will pay their utility bills using a convenient drive-through,” Gaddy said.

Hours will remain the same as the Town Hall (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.); however, Town Council will continue to hold their meetings at Town Hall.