RALEIGH — After three years of its affairs being handled by the state, Robersonville may be regaining fiscal control, according to discussions at the Aug. 1 meeting of the Local Government Commission (LGC).
The LGC assumed control of the town’s finances in 2020. LGC members were told during the meeting that Robersonville has “addressed financial and operational shortcomings.” While Robersonville appears to be on the right path, the Town of Eureka, located in Wayne County, is still having issues.
The LGC began handling Eureka’s fiscal matters in 2019 and, according to a press release, the town is “struggling with sewer issues that further threaten the town’s already strained viability,” and that the “LGC staff is exploring short-term and long-term solutions.”
Other agenda items approved by the LGC included:
- $8.3 million for Johnston County to build a new wastewater treatment facility to replace aging facilities adjacent to the county landfill.
- $6 million for Edenton in Chowan County to obtain U.S. Department of Agriculture revenue bonds for water and sewer projects.
- $5.2 million to the city of Reidsville in Rockingham County for a State Revolving Fund loan to replace the system that diverts and channels water, as well as equipment, at the Reidsville Wastewater Treatment Plant that is below the 100-year flood elevation.
- $525,000 installment purchase for the town of Selma in Johnston County to buy a one-story Interstate Outdoor building for town office space since the current town hall has hit its capacity.
- $125,000 installment purchase project for the town of Warrenton in Warren County for paving land to serve as a public parking lot.
- $50 million in general obligation bonds for Durham County to permanently finance construction projects in 14 distressed local government units.
- $19.5 million in financing for public services facilities in Mint Hill, located in Mecklenburg and Union counties.
- $15 million installment purchase in Rutherford County to build and equip a 22,500-square-foot transportation and maintenance facility, and to repurpose the gym in a former middle school.
- $11.2 million in State Revolving Fund loans for Pender County to meet peak water demands in the Scott’s Hill Water and Sewer District.