Easement holds up sidewalk work


Officials say two contractors have been contacted about the town’s sidewalk project.

Jammie Royall, town manager, spoke with an engineering firm to list the job and is negotiating a price.

An easement issue between an out-of-state property owner and the town caused a delay.

Town attorney W. Carroll Turner said the owner wants an “eyes-on” look before she signs the easement. Turner said she should be in town within the next two weeks.

The town’s board of commissioners hope a contractor will be hired and start the project sometime this month.

The three-phase job is funded by Powell Aid money and involves work along South Church, Franklin, Nelson, Hillsboro and Center streets.


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