Winnsboro Moves Forward on Sewer Project

WINNSBORO (Sept. 28, 2016) – After two years of haggling, the Town of Winnsboro finally appears ready to move forward on their McCulley Creek sewer line project.

Following executive session at their Sept. 20 meeting, Council voted to authorize John Fantry, the Town’s utilities attorney, to begin the process of obtaining rights of way on properties near the Town’s water treatment plant for the installation of the line.

“The project is to put a sewer line in there through a CDBG (Community Development Block) grant,” Mayor Roger Gaddy said. “We’ve been going around and around with it to get all the land owners on board to get the temporary easement to their properties so we can get on there and work.”

Town Manager Don Wood said the project, once completed, would increase the Town’s sewer capacity.

Capital Expenditures

Council also approved $15,510 for the Department of Public Safety to upgrade the department’s radios. By Dec. 31, according to the S.C. Budget and Control Board, all Palmetto 800 radios must be upgraded to the new P25 system.

Council OK’d $8,584 for a pump overhaul for the wastewater treatment plant, while also approving lift station upgrades for the plant, not to exceed $25,000.

The Gas, Water and Sewer Department will be getting two new trucks for its operations – a Chevrolet 2500 extended cab, four-wheel drive, and a Dodge 3500 crew cab four-wheel drive – for a total of $105,550. The trucks replace the department’s 1989 and 1990 Chevrolet 3500’s and its 1997 and 1998 Chevrolet 2500’s.

The expenditures were forwarded to Council with a recommendation from the Town’s Finance Committee, which met earlier in the evening.