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Ordinance clears way for Dollar General in Rosston

By Staff, 09/11/18 11:32 AM

ROSSTON – Rosston is a step closer to having a Dollar General store built near city hall.

At the September meeting of the Rosston City Council, Monday night, the panel approved an ordinance to close specific city streets and alleys, which only existed on the city’s plat map, for the company. The streets were never built, but were drawn on the plat map of Rosston, requiring them to be closed so the business could be built.

Rosston Mayor Lewis Jackson said he’d let Dollar General know Tuesday morning so the company could begin the next phase of putting in the business.

The council also approved buying two certificates of deposit (CDs). The money is from the sale of the cell tower to American Tower for $81,000. The money is currently in the city’s general fund, but the council agreed to buy two CDs and earn some interest. Jackson will be checking into the interest rates offered by the Bank of Delight and the Bank of Prescott. If the rates are about the same, each bank will get half of the money.

Jackson informed the council of problems with well #2. He said it quit pumping right, with the amount of water being pumped significantly down from the norm of 200 gallons per minute. He added it’s been 10 years since anything was done to this well. He had repairs done at a cost of $16,200, but the well still isn’t pumping up to capacity. The problem, he told the council, could be clogged screens, but repair crews will check to be sure.

The final order of business for the council had Jackson letting the members know he’s already applied for a road grant for next year. The amount will be $250,000 and should cover the cost of a mile of roadwork.