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Chase City ponders waterwater plant fix / March 11, 2020
Chase City is looking into the cost of upgrading its wastewater treatment plant and sewer lines after engineers discovered a large influx of effluent at the plant. This was one of three main issues that Town Council addressed during a short business meeting Monday night.

According to Mayor Eddie Bratton, an engineering study turned up the effluent problem at the wastewater facility in town. Chase City can mitigate this influx by increasing the size of incoming sewer pipes from 10” to 16,” and by lining a second settling pond.

Town Manager Dusty Forbes is collecting cost estimates and other information on a potential upgrade. Forbes will report back to Council before any decision is made on how to proceed.

Council members also approved a change to the zoning code pertaining to bed and breakfast inns. With the revision, a bed and breakfast in Chase City will be defined as a “facility licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia which is located within an owner-occupied residence and which offers accommodations for temporary use for sleeping with or without dining facilities. Accommodations shall not exceed four overnight guest rooms.”

Forbes told Council members that he has begun the budget preparation process for the coming fiscal year, and he is continuing to notify property owners of the need to make repairs or upgrades to their blighted properties. Letters were most recently mailed to three property owners.

Prior to the Council meeting the Planning Commission held a public meeting to receive comments on the proposed rezoning of Endly Street from Second to Third Street from M-1 to R-3. No one spoke at the hearing or sent written comments about the rezoning. It was the recommendation of the Commission that Council move forward with the rezoning.

Bratton reminded area residents that the next Community Watch Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 17 in the Fire Department Meeting Room on Second Street starting as 7 p.m. He encouraged everyone to attend saying, “Please plan to attend the Community Watch meetings when they are held and support our Police Department’s efforts to make us all safer and better informed.”

Bratton also spoke briefly about ongoing concerns regarding the spread of Covid-19, the Corona virus. He said, “We are all concerned with the impact of the corona virus on the population of our country. I am not in a position to tell you what the virus is like or how to avoid it. Presentations on the TV news seem overhyped and the opinions range seemingly with the political inclinations of the particular news choice. The numbers of those infected in the United States are nowhere near the numbers with the flu virus. So, you don’t know what to believe. The best recommendation seems to be to wash your hands frequently. We will get through this. We need to be confident that with so many experts working for a common goal, a cure and a preventative will be discovered.”

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