Donald Eye approached the Moorefield Town Council at their meeting on July 7, 2020, asking the town take over the Lee Street Pump Station, which serves his family and the Masonic Lodge.
Eye told the Council that he and the Lodge paid to put the station in approximately 20 years ago, and that they take care of it, “when it gets overgrown.”
The Lee Street Apartments and a different sewage pump station that serves them have already been annexed into the town.
In order to do that, the company that owns the apartments had to bring their pump station up to town standards, which included installing a second, back-up pump.
Eye’s property and the Masonic Lodge are not in town limits.
“I was asked to be part of the annex,” Eye said, “but it would double my taxes.”
Eye said when he and the Lodge installed the pump, they weren’t told it would cost $20,000 to upgrade it to Town standards, including a second pump, a new control panel, and new electrical service.
Council member Roger Pratt asked if the pump is in bad shape.
“No,” Eye replied.