Gibson board looks atwellhead protections

Abby Hackmann — [email protected]

GIBSON —The Gibson town commissioners moved on Thursday to implement a wellhead protection program.

The town will identify any potential hazards such as pollution or chemicals near wellhead sites. The program will help to protect the town’s drinking water from pollution and contamination through the public well.

By passing this act, it will give the town an advantage when applying for grant funds.

“15 don’t sound like much, but 15 is a tremendous amount of points,”said councilman Ken Haney.

Haney recalled a time that Gibson missed receiving grant money by three points, and suggested that implementing a wellhead protection program will help put Gibson on a level playing field with other communities.

In other business, the commissioners approved the purchase of flags for Main Street at a cost of $680.25 for 15 flags with flag holders and 100 flags for the graveyard.

Other areas discussed during the meeting included adding town of Gibson canopy and planning an appreciation event for town residents.

Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.

Abby Hackmann — [email protected]

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