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County school offices, Stoner-Thomas sewer project to be funded with leftover money

By David Bodenheimer
The Dispatch

Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 11:44 p.m.

Leftover funds from two sewer projects will help pay for a new sewer line to Stoner-Thomas School and the Davidson County Administrative Offices.

Tuesday, commissioners approved the project by a unanimous vote.

Roughly $900,000 was left over from the sewer line projects to Extended Day and Churchland Elementary schools, part of the county’s order to provide sewer to every county school building.

Triangle Grading and Paving, the same company the county used for the Extended Day project, estimated the cost of providing sewer to Stoner-Thomas and the county offices building at $716,553.

“We previously heard from the (Davidson County) Board of Education their interest in the sewer line extension to Stoner-Thomas and the school administration building,” said Davidson County Manager Robert Hyatt. “They have some concerns with their existing septic systems.”

Dr. Fred Mock, superintendent of Davidson County Schools, stressed to the board that both buildings are being served by old septic systems, and he was unsure how long they would each last.

School officials also stressed that the current competitive bidding and construction climate made it advantageous to try and get the work done now.

The board wasted no time in passing the project. Commissioner Sam Watford and Larry Potts both raised questions, making sure the $716,553 estimate was for both projects. Once that was confirmed, commissioners voted swiftly to approve the project.

It was not immediately clear when work would begin on the new sewer system.
In other news, the board:

• Appointed two individuals to serve on the Davidson County Planning Committee for Services to the Elderly.
Dale Moorefield, director of Davidson County Senior Services, will serve a two-year term from September 2010 through September 2012.

And Brenda Metzler, manager of Mt. Moriah and Kidron Corner Senior Housing of Lexington, will serve a two-year term, also from September 2010 through September 2012.

• Approved a request from the Department of Senior Services to reappoint Ann Corn to a three-year term to the Davidson County Senior Services Advisory Board. Corn will serve from August 2010 through August 2013.

• OK’d a request from the Piedmont Triad Council of Governments that Linda Randolph be appointed to serve on the Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee.

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