Roachdale moves forward in new year

Friday, January 17, 2014

ROACHDALE -- With the start of the new year comes new projects and Roachdale is hitting the ground running.

At Tuesday night's meeting the town council was told of the outline to work on getting a $400,000 development grant.

The $400,000 grant would be used on upgrading the sewage system in Roachdale. To start the grant process the town must first hire an engineer to do a preliminary write up of the project. Then they would move forward with the grant application.

While the new grant process gets started, a new leader for the town council will take the reins; Barbara Scott was voted in as the new Roachdale town council president.

In moving forward with other projects the town will be starting the process of annexing the Asher property. This process was originally started several years ago, but the proper paperwork was not filed properly and the property failed to be annexed.

Also, the town accepted a bid to have several stumps removed from around Roachdale. Kenny Howser was awarded the project with a bid of $1,310.

Town Marshal Mike Mahoy also told the town council that the K-9 project that he had been working on will come to fruition. Mahoy received notification that Roachdale Police Department had received a P.I.E (Prevention, Intervention, Education) grant to help with the purchase and training of a dog. With the grant and the money that has been donated to the cause, Mahoy said the department is shy about $800 and will try to raise the funds or find it in the police department funds.

The next town meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.

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