Sewer options, surveys and short-term rentals are reoccurring topics in Irvington

AnnGardner Eubank

by AnnGardner Eubank

IRVINGTON—The Irvington Town Council convened over the course of two days recently to hear presentations on sewer advisory panel research and the planning commission’s town survey project in addition to regular monthly business.

On Monday, May 16, as a continuation of council’s May 12 meeting, Tom Chapman and Albert Pollard Jr. reported on behalf of the sewer advisory panel.

Chapman identified an overall interest in central sewer service. He referenced the Tides Inn’s perspective, stating that they want to get out of running their own treatment plants.

While the Tides has no desire to shut down the plants from a business standpoint, the owners have a strong environmental drive and want to discontinue discharging treated wastewater into Carter Creek, he said.

“Shutting down the treatment plants at Tides Inn would likely allow the central branch of Carter Creek to be closed to shellfish harvesting only seasonally instead of year-round…

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