Fired engineer gets second chance

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An engineering firm fired by Mount Olive officials nearly a month ago is getting a second chance.

The Raleigh branch of McGill Associates asked for another opportunity to provide information on encroachment issues regarding a sidewalk project along South Church Street.

The firm’s supervisor contacted Town Manager Jammie Royall after the engineer said he had been notified to stop work. The engineer added he did not know who issued the directive.

“He assured me he would have a survey crew over here and move on with the project,” Royall said. “That comes from the head honcho and so we will wait and see. This work has got to get underway and soon.

“He told me everything would be finished within two weeks and the project will be ready to go. I think we will see some results this time.”

The three-phase project includes work on South Church, Franklin, Nelson and Hillsboro streets.

In-house personnel is handling the job, which is funded by Powell Aid.

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