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$2.2 million sewer plant improvement approved

Posted on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 9:00 am

The Metro Moore County Council unanimously approved a resolution to upgrade Moore County’s two sewer stations at the Sewer Treatment Plant on T. Motlow Rd. The $2.2 million project will likely mean the demolition of the small tank (right) and a refurbishing of the large tank (left). It will take approximately two years to complete. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

The Metro Moore County Council unanimously approved a resolution to upgrade Moore County’s two sewer stations at the Sewer Treatment Plant on T. Motlow Rd. The $2.2 million project will likely mean the demolition of the small tank (right) and a refurbishing of the large tank (left). It will take approximately two years to complete. (MCN Photo by Robert Holman)

The Metropolitan Moore County Council unanimously approved a resolution for a $2.2 million Sewer Plant Improvement Monday night at its August meeting. This comes on the heels of a promising report by Metro Utility Department (M.U.D.) manager Rick Garland last month.

At the Council’s July meeting, Garland reported that the utility department had paid off six loans with respective interest rates ranging from 2.857 percent to 6.25 percent.

“Just paying the RDA loans off we saved a total of $75,988,” Garland told Council members during last month’s meeting. “The three other bank loans that were paid off saved another $5,263 in interest alone for a total of $81,251. The original notes on these were $685,000 and we paid off $251,218 last year.”

08-25-13 utility report - QUOTEGarland said the Utility Department’s aggressive tactics in paying off the loans was in line with the county’s same debt reduction strategy.

For more on this story, please see the Aug. 22 print edition of The Moore County News. For a subscription, including full online access, click here.

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