Royall: Let’s work in 2021

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Jammie Royall is ready to get back to the grind.

“We have a lot going on and it is going to be a busy year for us, so I want everyone to roll up their sleeves and get back to a routine,” said the town manager. ““I feel this way right now more than ever because 2020 was a difficult year and forced us to do things like we normally do not do.

“This is not a message just to department heads, but everybody.”

Projects include the water treatment plant, town sidewalks, inflow and infiltration work, utility pole replacements in the downtown district and street improvements. The work on those jobs were delayed for a variety of reasons, including COVID-19.

Though cases continue to climb in Wayne County, Royall said the only issue with the town’s 65-person labor forced involved two employees. They were exposed to someone with the virus and placed in quarantine, but neither has tested positive.

Royall said employees should continue to follow virus protocol — wash their hands frequently, wear a mask and practice social distancing.

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