Public hearing today on Foster Creek development agreement

Published 8:10 am Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Columbus will hold a public hearing today, Sept. 7, on the latest draft of the proposed Foster Creek development agreement. The public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Columbus Town Hall.

The latest draft specifies that Foster Creek, a proposed subdivision of 1,065 acres with a maximum of 687 dwelling units, will construct a water storage tank and pay the town for an additional police officer and vehicle for two years at a total cost of $84,080.

The draft agreement also states that Foster Creek will use the town’s water and sewer systems. In addition,  Foster Creek will pay for the design and construction of a water supply system and sanitary sewer line system to the property, as well as extensions and any necessary pump stations.

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The draft also requires turning lanes be constructed at the entrances to the development on Houston Road and Hwy. 108.

The latest draft of the development agreement is available for public inspection by visiting the town’s website at or at Columbus Town Hall.

Questions can be directed to town manager Kanipe at 828-894-8236.