WHITE LAKE — The White Lake town board approved two capital project ordinances on Tuesday required by state laws in order to move forward with the construction of a 100,000 gallon water tank and a 7,500-foot water line extension.
“They approved both ordinances,” said Town Clerk Brenda Clark.
The ordinances are required by North Carolina General Statute Chapter 159 Section 13.2 (c) which state a capital project ordinance must identify and authorize the project and make appropriations as necessary.
The water tank and 8-inch water line are to be financed with loans that have already been approved in earlier meetings. The project will cost $673,452 for the tank and $362,426 for the water line construction.
The tank will be constructed on property the town owns adjacent to the Department of Corrections facility on U.S. 701. The water line will follow U.S. 701 from the Turtle Cove entrance to N.C. 53 East, past the Wam Squam store, and ending at Waterford Estates.
In February, the board heard a proposal from Engineering Services regarding the need for the project to increase water flows for the town’s firefighting purposes as well as providing water service to customers who currently do not have access.
The project was originally approved by the board in February 2007.
In other business, the board approved the annual 2009 certification of firefighters. Approval of the roster confirms those firefighters as being eligible for line-of-duty death benefits and pension fund.