At its May 21 meeting, the Holly Springs Town Council awarded a construction contract for odor improvements at the wastewater treatment plant. Work will include heavy-duty covers at the headworks area with new bar screens and a Dumpster enclosure, a biolfiltration system and a dual-bed activated carbon tank. Those components are now regarded as standard for new wastewater treatment facilities. Construction is expected to be complete next year.
The council also received an update on a project to build a 7,035-square-foot picnic shelter with seating for 235 at Sugg Farm. Construction, which could begin this summer, is expected to take 7-8 months once a contractor is selected. The shelter will include a warming kitchen, fireplace, ceiling fans, restrooms and accessible parking.
Also at the meeting:
- A public hearing was held to receive input on the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget.
- The council approved two special exception uses allowing for two single family dwellings within the downtown Village District Area.
- A resolution and interfund loan memorandum to provide funds to pay preliminary costs of transportation bond projects was approved.
- The mayor proclaimed May 19-25 as Public Works Week in Holly Springs in honor of the employees who help keep our community safe, clean and healthy.