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Weststar deeds pump station to Carroll PSA

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By Brian Funk, Editor

HILLSVILLE — An arrangement between developers and Carroll County over a pumping station near Interstate 77 has been reached.

In a press release Monday, Carroll officials said that the board of supervisors and public service authority have reached “an exceptionally reasonable agreement” regarding the pump station at the intersection of I-77 and U.S. 58.

The pump station property was located on land that Weststar Investments LLC bought at the intersection.

County officials said Marshall Lineberry of Weststar has worked with Carroll “in a very positive manner” and deeded the 50-foot-square pump station property to the Carroll County PSA at no cost. The deed also includes easements to the current lines and future upgrades.

Monday's press release also traced the history of the property.

In 1984, the Carroll County PSA worked with the Virginia Department of Transportation to get the pump station built on VDOT property near I-77, along with easements and access.

At that point, the PSA was given license to construct and operate the pump station, but the property was never deeded to the PSA.

The pump station property was sold along with three acres of land that Weststar bought from the county.

Now, it's back in the county's hands.

Sam Dickson, chairman of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, and Carroll PSA Chairman David Hutchins said in the press release that they were “exceptionally pleased with the cooperative spirit of this agreement.

“If not for this arrangement, the county would have been forced to take more expensive routes to obtain use of this property.”