Officials: Wagram streets are top priority


by Maria D. Grandy - [email protected]



WAGRAM — Residents may soon have a smoother ride on some of the streets of the town.

During this week’s Wagram Town Board meeting, Commissioners Paschal Stewart and Hyder Massey Jr. gave recommendations on the top three streets that need immediate attention.

Bundy, Gilchrist and East Bundy streets are the greatest concern, they said.

Phyllis Lowery, town clerk, told the commissioners that she would get cost estimate on repairing each street.

“I can’t tell you what the money is going to be for those, but I sort of had some pricing. Where it says Bundy Street it’s $42,000, East Bundy that’s $22,000. Then the railroad track over on Second Street that’s $3,000,” Lowery said.

She told commissioners that the three projects would probably use most of the money allotted, but leftover funds could be used to repair additional streets.

Commissioners approved the motion to get bids for the work. Council also advised the board attorney to write a letter to the company who owns the railroad tracks.

Responsibility for maintaining the track normally is split between the municipality and the railroad equally, but it is unclear if the railroad company has ever maintained the track. If the company agrees to fix the track that will free up money to be used for patching other areas in the town.

In other business Commissioner Robert McLaughlin shared a letter from the Department of Public Safety Adult Services in response to the town’s request for inmates to help with work around the town. The letter explained that during the 2009 Legislative Session that program was eliminated and the funding was cut.

Inmate Road Squad is still active but is contracted with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

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by Maria D. Grandy

[email protected]

Reach Maria D. Grandy at 910-506-3171.

Reach Maria D. Grandy at 910-506-3171.

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