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First up for new HP council

Whether or not to pony up $13 million for water and sewer for D.H. Griffin’s proposed High Point North Industrial Center, event though City Manager Strib Boynton says the city has “no current or readily identifiable method to pay for all the required improvements.”

The previous council tentatively approved the project, now it’s up to the ‘new’ council — which now includes Mayor-elect Benita Sims, a longtime council member, as well as current Mayor Becky Smothers and former Mayor Judy Mendenhall, to make it happen. On a related note, council candidate Elijah Lovejoy takes Sims to task in this op-ed, questioning Sims’ claim that the council has done a good job on the city budget, considering HP’s high property taxes and electric and sewer rates.

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