Bermuda Run mayor applauds county sewer plan

Published 9:01 am Thursday, March 26, 2015

Town Council appointed Talmadge Brown to fill the vacancy on the Triad Municipal ABC Board in last Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.

After tabling the agenda item in February, Brown was approved to take over the unexpired term of George Clark, who died in December. The term expires on June 30, 2017.

Brown is a former lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army who retired as chief operating officer and general counsel in 2010 from ACS Benefit Services in Winston-Salem.

In other business, the council approved administrative text amendments that update the vested rights and Board of Adjustment sections to comply with the most updated N.C. General Statutes. Applicable sections are Chapter 2 and Chapter 11 of the Town Zoning Ordinance.

Erin Burris, the town’s zoning administrator, reviewed the proposed changes in the meeting before a public hearing was called on the matter. No one spoke before the council gave its approval.

During the council comments portion of the meeting, John Guglielmi commended the work done by Stacy Cornatzer on the roads during the late February snow and ice.

“He did a good job with snow removal and kept the roads passable,” Guglielmi said of Cornatzer, who owns Twinbrook Builders and is contracted by Bermuda Run for public works maintenance. His firm is contracted to maintain the town streets during inclement weather.

Mayor Ken Rethmeier also echoed the words spoken by Guglielmi regarding Cornatzer’s long hours keeping the roads as safe as possible.

In the mayor’s comments, Rethmeier added that the weather had delayed work on the roundabout project on US 158 entering Bermuda Run from the west. However, he said the estimated date for completion of the gatehouse is still the end of April.

“That will allow Larco Construction to proceed with the extensive grading and other work that has to be done for the roundabout,” Rethmeier said.

He also applauded the efforts of Mike Ruffin, county manager, and the Davie County Commissioners with getting an agreement on the sewer project for eastern Davie.

“I think the real credit for this initiative goes the Mike Ruffin,” Rethmeier said. “I think he has come up with something that everyone can find to be a much more approachable and appropriate way of solving this long-standing issue.”