by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
WHITE STONE—“It’s really gonna happen,” town manager Patrick Frere told White Stone Town Council members last Thursday.
After three years of legwork, paperwork and meeting federal and state requirements, White Stone should begin construction on Phase I of its public sewer project this summer.
Council took care of some necessary housekeeping at last week’s meeting, unanimously passing a loan resolution allowing the town to receive a $1.8 million grant and $450,000 in loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Program.
Council also plans to extend construction of the Phase I project along Rappahannock Drive south from 7-11, 636 Rappahannock Drive, to the site of a new Dollar General store to be constructed on property across from the Shady Lane/Rappahannock Drive intersection.
“They should be breaking ground this week…