PPSD replaces stolen air unit

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By Stan Welch

Business continues to run smoothly in the Piedmont Public Service District, as evidenced by Monday night’s meeting. Public Service Commission Chairman Ed Poore convened the meeting and moved briskly through the agenda. Recreation committee woman Lib Pack reported that use of the community building had generated $450 for the month of January.

Buildings and grounds committee member Rudy Rhodes reported that the air conditioning and heating unit stolen last month has been replaced, and the construction of a heavy protective cage around it is underway.

Fire department committee member Al McAbee reported that the department responded to thirty two medical calls, four structure fires, nine motor vehicle accidents, seven service calls, and two grass fires. The various vehicles used a total of 326 gallons of fuel; either diesel or gasoline. McAbee pointed out that the rapid increase in fuel prices will be a budget challenge in the coming months.

Sewer and lights committeeman Bobby Higgins was not present, but Chief Tracy Wallace said there was nothing to report. He did note that the contractor for the sewer line installation on the Anderson County side of the river was again under a stop work order from the county.

Finance committeeman Ed Poore said that the finances are in line with the budget, and added that revenues should begin to come in soon, since property taxes in the two counties were being paid.

Following the committee reports and a brief general discussion, the meeting was adjourned.