The Braselton Town Council on Monday named its election winners for 2013 after passing a resolution for a Nov. 5 election cancellation. Incumbents for mayor (Bill Orr) and the District 3 council seat (Peggy Slappey) were declared winners, as well as District 4 qualifier Rhonda Stites, who unseated incumbent Dudley Ray after no write-ins qualified to challenge the qualifiers for each vacant seat.
In other action at the Sept. 9 meeting, the town council:
•approved a resolution to apply for a loan with the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) for a $156,000 well improvement project stemming from residents who found copper in their water due to a low PH. The town’s wastewater advisor, Engineering Management Inc. (EMI), proposed that a chemical feed be added to the town’s well. “This is the solution that all the best chemical engineering minds that I know of have come up with,” said Dees. “We’ve talked to a couple of other cities that have had some similar issues.” Braselton’s interest on a 10-year loan with GEFA is 7/10’s of a percent, due to it being a water-first community. The estimated yearly cost for the town would be $15,053. “We would actually make that amount in three days of producing water rather than buying it,” said Dees.
•approved three wastewater capacity requests from: Northeast Georgia Hospital System for phase one for 42,750 gallons per day; Braselton Court for 21,600 gallons per day; and Braselton Acquisitions and Development for 1,706 gallons per day. Staff has already reviewed all the infrastructure existing and recommends approval of all three with more than 9,000 gallons per day for future development.
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