Town sells emergency vehicles, plans road extension
The Summerville Town Council voted unanimously to sell five emergency vehicles during the Finance Committee meeting Monday.
The committee agreed two police department cars, two fire department cars and one fire engine are surplus and authorized the town to sell them.
The committee also discussed the expansion of Fripp Lane, an item that also came before the Public Works Committee last week. The lane extension would connection the Palmetto Park and Weatherstone subdivisions.
According to Russ Cornette, the town engineer, the connection would involve paving about 500 ft. of road, which has an estimated cost of $50,000.
Although members of the Public Works Committee questioned the necessity of expanding the road, Mayor Bill Collins, who is the chairman of the Finance Committee, expressed his support.
“Anything we can do to alleviate traffic on Main Street is worth exploring,” he said.
The council will decide whether or not to extend the road at its meeting Wednesday.