Council OK’s Town Hall Barrier

Restaurant Lease on Hold

RIDGEWAY – At their Aug. 14 meeting, Town Council unanimously approved the expenditure of $1,200 for the construction of an earthen berm on the east side of the Century House to stop the flow of thru-traffic that has been causing damage to the lot. Council awarded the contract to M.C. Rowe, a Ridgeway company.

Council also gave the final OK to an ordinance authorizing Mayor Charlene Herring to sing a lease agreement with a new tenant for the Old Town Hall restaurant. Herring did not, however, ink the deal.

“We’ve agreed in principal to the terms and conditions,” Councilman Russ Brown said last week, “and we hopefully have an announcement next week.”

The deal had not been finalized by press time.

Rezoning Hearing

Council will hold a rezoning hearing at Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday for .82 acres situated in the fork at Highway 34 and Highway 321. The property is currently zoned as R1 (single family residential) and Brown, the property owner, is seeking to have it rezoned as commercial. Brown said he will recuse himself from discussions on the rezoning process.