ACTC funds approved for paving in park


By Stan Welch

The Anderson County Transportation Committee approved $50,000 in funds to be used in repaving the section of Spring Street that runs through the Mineral Spring Park in Williamston.

Mayor Carthel Crout was on hand to present the Town’s case, and while he had hoped for more, he realizes that the Town was lucky to get what they did. “Everybody knows that money is tight and its no different with the government. We are very grateful to the ACTC for the funding they provided. As you know, traffic through the park is steady and continuous. This money will help us bring it back into shape.”

Mayor Crout also told The Journal that this summer appears to be the time when several different projects will merge. “It’s not necessarily by design, but the parking lot behind Town Hall is due for repaving, hopefully before the SpringWater Festival. The repaving in the park will take place between the Pig in the Park event and the SpringWater Festival, once we get bids in and award contracts.”

Also pending is a sewer replacement project in the Academy Street and Shaw Street area, funded by a $200,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). A water line repair project funded by the county is also scheduled; and Crout says he is hopeful that the Town will hear about the next phase of the Streetscape project soon.