The Town of Dobbins Heights closed out a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant to provide sewer access to 35 homes earlier this week.
The homes lie in the area of Morrow Street, Wall Street and Horseshoe Drive, according to Town Clerk Mary Magee.
“This means the people will have access to sewer service, instead of septic (tanks),” Mayor Antonio Blue said.
The sewer line will hook into Hamlet’s system.
Blue said this is part of a larger project to provide sewer access to the entire town.
Another $500,000 grant from the Rural Center is also in the process of being finished up, he said.
This grant was used to provide sewer line to residences in the northwest part of Dobbins Heights. It includes all of Cherry Street, parts of Daniels Street, parts of Rose Street and multiple short streets in the surrounding area, Blue said.
“We are still actively seeking funds to complete the other streets in the town,” Blue said.
In other town business, the town’s election will precede those of other municipalities in the county.
The Town of Dobbins Heights election of two council members will be held on Oct. 6, while all other municipal elections in the county will fall on November 3.
The three candidates for the two seats include incumbent Angeline David and challengers Charles “Romeo” Jones and James Whitt.
Voters who are not registered must do so by Sept. 11 to be eligible to cast a ballot.
Voter registration applications will be made available at the Richmond County Board of Elections, at town halls, public libraries and various other public service agencies.
Absentee ballots will be made available beginning Sept. 7, and the last day to apply will be Sept. 29. One-stop absentee voting begins Sept. 17 at 8 a.m. and ends Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. at the Richmond County Board of Elections.