Trezevant residents will get a chance to offer their comments regarding the town taking out a loan for water/sewer system improvements before next months regular meeting of the Trezevant Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
That hearing was set for Tuesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. during the most recent April 13 board meeting.
Town financial officer Jeff Goad advised the board that the town has been approved for an $88,000 loan through the State Revolving Fund.
As Goad detailed, 50 percent of the loan amount will be forgiven on engineering costs, leaving the town only $44,000 to pay back at an annual interest rate of under one percent.
The funding will be targeted mainly at improvements to the town’s water/sewer plant.
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In other business:
•Town employee Mary Jo Hall advised the board that the T-ball field is ready to play on, the baseball field should be ready in time for the season, and other facility improvements are coming along at the ballpark.
•The board voted unanimously to adjust the water bill of Railroad Street resident Tom O’Connor down from $315 to $160.84 after Mr. O’Connor addressed the board regarding his situation. As O’Connor detailed, the high bill was due to a water line leak on his property that he was not aware of at first but was later fixed by town employees.
•Goad provided board members with copies of the town’s preliminary budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year and asked them to notify him of any changes that need to be made before the next board meeting.
•This year’s Spring Cleanup was tentatively set for the third week in May. Town recorder Kathy Edwards said she would put a notice giving guidelines about what residents can put out for pickup in with the next round of water bills. Town employees will be picking up both brush and household items that week, though residents should keep brush and other items separate. Some items, such and old paint and tires, will not be picked up.