Where I Stand On The Important Stuff
As a growing community infrastructure updates and improvements are needed in Thompson’s Station. These include roadway improvements to ensure the safety of our residents and those driving through our community, the expansion of the wastewater treatment facility to accommodate growth and ensure regulatory compliance with State authorities, and completion of the greenway trail system – which provides connectivity throughout the community.
During my time in office, we have taken on improvements to Critz Lane, and Pantall and Clayton Arnold Road.
We have other roadway projects planned that continue to focus on improving the safety of those using these roads.
Because of the town’s strong financial position, most of these projects have been paid for in cash.
It’s my desire to continue focusing on fiscal responsibility as we steward these and other projects.
This past year we have made a significant effort to address the long-standing issues with the wastewater plant.
I worked with the Mayor to form the Utility Board to help evaluate issues related to sewer and other utility matters within the town and advise BOMA on how to proceed in addressing these issues.
We have a plan in place to expand the wastewater plant that will allow the town to honor its commitments as well as ensure compliance with State regulations.
The new system also provides the town with much needed flexibility in the areas of growth and environmental sustainability through “reuse” water.
One of the long standing priorities our town has is a commitment to community connectivity. This is accomplished through a trail system that begins in Preservation Park and winds throughout the town connecting the major subdivisions and making this a “walkable” town.
The newest phase of this trail system will be connecting Preservation Park through the Canterbury subdivision to the new elementary and middle schools on Clayton Arnold Road.
While serving on the parks board I helped the town with its efforts to secure grants to pay for this work.
The work is currently underway and construction should begin within the next two years once a state mandated environmental review and right of way acquisition is complete.