|Boone Town Council: Elk Motel on the Agenda|
|Thursday, 18 October 2007 10:19|
Elk Motel owner Floyd “Dipper” Garrison is running out of time.Without a connection to the Town of Boone’s sewage system, he may be forced to close his motel.
Garrison met with town and county officials earlier this month, and hopes tonight’s Boone Town Council meeting will give him a definite answer.
If the town decides in Garrison’s favor, he’ll still have to wait on the County. Even if everything goes Garrison’s way, a connection may take up to four months. Garrison hopes his sewage system will last that long.
Garrison claims his motel provides a safe haven for low-income residents. Without the Elk Motel, he says, the government would still end up paying to care for people who cannot afford to live in Watauga. For as little as $300 a month, people can live at the Elk Motel, provided they find a job, Garrison says. Tonight’s council meeting starts at 6:30.
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