Cambridge Point Gets Water Deal

WINNSBORO (Dec. 25, 2015) – Town Council during their Dec. 15 meeting gave the green light for water for a Blythewood subdivision on which developers plan to break ground in the spring.

Council voted unanimously to approve 3,000 gallons of water per day in a willingness to serve letter for 100 planned homes in the Cambridge Point subdivision on Boney Road. The vote comes just two weeks after Council met in secret with developer Bucky Drake to discuss the project. A commercial aspect to Cambridge Point, which may require even more taps, is still slated as tentative.

Cambridge Point is taking precedence over Drake’s other development, Red Gate, to which Winnsboro has already committed water for 100 lots. Red Gate, sources told The Voice, is running at least a year behind Cambridge Point, and in addition to the already approved 100 taps may need 240 more if developers opt for an apartment complex in the subdivision.

Other Business

Council also gave the OK to a 1-year contract with Coral Springs Aquatic Management, at $200 per month, for the maintenance of the pond at Fortune Springs Park. The company has recently restored the pond for the Town.

“I’ve ridden by there and the pond looks about as good as it’s ever looked,” Mayor Roger Gaddy said.

Accepting the recommendation from the Finance Committee, Council OK’d $103,761 for a boom truck as well as $21,000 for a meter-reader truck for the Electrical Department.

Gaddy said the Town’s current meter-reader truck is only valued at $3,800 but needs more than $7,000 of repair work, making the purchase of a new truck a better option. Town Manager Don Wood said the cost would be shared between the gas, electric, water and sewer departments.

Councilman Clyde Sanders pointed out that the meter-reader truck was not a budgeted expense. However, he said, Council had budgeted $120,000 for the boom truck, making the unbudgeted financial impact $4,761.