Doug Adams joins Vinton Town Council
Vinton Town Manager Chris Lawrence briefed those attending the Council meeting on the Town’s performance in the aftermath of last weekend’s severe wind storm.
“I am proud of our staff and our community,” said Lawrence. “This Town was like a machine starting on Friday night. Our employees and volunteers worked 12-14 hour days after Vinton sustained significant power outages and tree damage, with some property damage.”
Lawrence reported that all pump stations are again up and fully operational after the power outage caused water loss in several subdivisions over the weekend.
“Water pressure and fire coverage are back to normal,” said Lawrence. “A boil notice is still in effect for the affected subdivisions for drinking water. Since we treat our water in Vinton, we expect that water analysis by the Virginia Department of Health will confirm that there is no bacteria in the lines, but the boil notice advisory will continue until that confirmation of water quality safety is made.”
The Mayor and Council members also applauded the Town staff and the citizens of Vinton for their response to the storm.
“We have a lot of dedicated people and we saw a true example of teamwork,” said Councilman Bobby Altice.
“Our Town employees have shown again that their hearts are firmly with this community,” said Vice Mayor Nance.