Town re-opens, plans to approve budget

By Cory L. Higgs

Following Governor Ralph Northam’s phased reopening beginning May 15, The Town of Stuart re-opened its office doors on May 18, with limited capacity.

Mayor Ray Weiland said only two people are allowed inside the office at a time. He added the town will take the necessary precautions to ensure staff safety, and said he hopes those entering the office will follow the same precautions.

The town has had a pre-bid meeting with potential contractors and are expecting bids to come in by the end of this month for our sewer treatment plant upgrades project. There are several contractors interested in bidding this project so that is encouraging, said Wieland. He added that the council is optimistic for some “very competitive” bidding for the project.

Weiland noted that on May 20, the Stuart town Council will meet and discuss any amendments to the proposed budget and advancements in the sewer treat plant project. He said the meeting will be as open as possible while following safety guideline. The meeting may be moved to a larger space to accommodate social distancing rules if a large enough crowd attends, he said.


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