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Roachdale creates new fee for utilities

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council passed an ordinance that would create a fee for those attempting to reconnect their utilities after non-payment on Tuesday.

The ordinance, discussed in the council's last meeting, would only apply for those attempting to reconnect their utilities after non-payment. The fee for gas and water service will be $25 if the request is made during regular business hours and $50 if the request is made after regular business hours.

Bill Hubble, head of sewer and maintenance, announced his resignation to the board through a formal letter and in person. Hubble will retire from his position on May 19. The council will hold an executive session, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, in order to look through prospective candidates.

The council also thanked the public works crew for their service and effort in removing the snow and ice from the winter storm last week. They also applauded the efforts to fill the potholes in the town's streets, even though they admitted it is likely only a temporary fix.

"Thank you for patching the holes," said Jackie Jones, board member. "It won't stick long but it'll help."

The council president William Long also discussed a potential problem with the Internet company in the area and the lease they have on the land where their equipment and tower are. He said that because of different companies moving in and out of the town, the lease on the land would have to be redrawn.

The town council will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the town hall.

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