Edinburg OKs sewer, water increases

EDINBURG – Edinburg Town Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday to vote on sewer and water rate increases. The increases passed with six votes in favor of the increase and one against.

Residents can expect to see a $2 per month increase for in-town water customers who use 3,000 or less gallons each month, from $24.74 a month to $26.75 a month. Out-of-town water customers will see an increase of $2.98, from $37.15 to $40.13.

Sewage rates for 3,000 gallons or less will go up $3 for in-town customers, from $24 a month to $27 a month. Out-of-town sewage rates will increase by $4.50, from $36 to $40.50 per month.

The town’s planning commission also met to discuss plans for a new Dollar General store, set to be built at 201 Stoney Creek Blvd. The planning commission agreed to reccommend approval to proceed. The now-vacant C.E. Thompson building currently stands on the site. That building will need to be razed, and the town has received multiple bids for its demolition.

The proposed building, according to technical drawings shown at the meeting, will be 130 feet by 70 feet, and will have 9,000 total square feet with 7,000 of that being retail space.

“I think it looks good, and I believe it will be a great asset to the town,” said planning commission member Richard Ritter.

Contact staff writer Nathan Budryk at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or nbudryk@nvdaily.com