Council Passes Referendum Items

By: Meg Gatto Email
By: Meg Gatto Email

It was a unanimous vote Monday night by the Waynesboro City Council to go ahead and obtain $10 million in bonds to begin some major work in the city. These projects include a new fire substation as well as expanding the library.

Even Councilman Tim Williams, who initially wasn't in favor of the projects, sees the importance of Monday night's vote.

He says, "I think the people have spoken and I think it is the responsibility of council to fulfill the wishes and the will of the people."

One of the projects soon to begin is a major expansion of the Waynesboro library.

Library Director Zahir Mahmoud says, "The project includes improvements to the front entrance and the front desk. A convenient reading area is included in that project and at the same time, improvement to the lighting."

As soon as the issuance of the bonds comes through in a few weeks, Mahmoud says an architect will be contacted to begin work. He says the support for the project has been overwhelming.

"Since the referendum, folks come in and ask about the project and they're very happy about it and we obviously had the support of our community," says Mahmoud.

A new fire sub station will be built on the west end of town as part of the bond referendum package. There will also be about $6 million earmarked for improvements to the stormwater management system.


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