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Sewer Improvements Will Be Hot Topic When County, Municipalities Meet

Sewer Improvements Will Be Hot Topic When County, Municipalities Meet

(GDN) — The Wayne County Commissioners plan to meet with leaders from the county’s municipalities next week. 

County Manager Craig Honeycutt talked about the meeting with the county board last week.

Honeycutt says one of the big topics for the joint meeting will be an infrastructure grant for water and sewer. 

County Board Chair Joe Daughtery says there are sewer issues across the county that must be solved.

For instance, Mt. Olive Pickle had to look outside of Wayne County for its expansion plans due to the sewer moratorium in the Town of Mount Olive.

Daughtery says that moratorium means nothing can be added to the Town’s sewer system.

Mt. Olive Pickle eventually found it could expand into Goldsboro, even though Daughtery warned the city is now perilously close to the 90% capacity threshold where the state will implement a “freeze” on sewer.

Daughtery says the county must invest in sewer so it can then continue its economic growth.

The meeting at 12 PM on Tuesday, March 1 at The Maxwell Center is expected to include representatives from the City of Goldsboro, the Wayne County Board of Education, and several of the towns in Wayne County. 

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