Inetta Simpson recognized for 30 years of postal service

Last updated: March 18. 2014 11:16AM - 727 Views
By Lucas Vance lvance@civitasmedia.com

Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring, left, presented Inetta Simpson, right, with an award recognizing her for 30 years of postal service.
Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring, left, presented Inetta Simpson, right, with an award recognizing her for 30 years of postal service.
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RIDGEWAY — The Town of Ridgeway did not make any motion regarding the additional water capacity for Little Cedar Creek Campground.

Following investigations to substantiate the allowance of water capacity in the contract with Winnsboro, Ridgeway Mayor Charlene Herring did advise council there are gallons available to supply the campground’s needs.

“There are gallons that are not being used and seems to be that there is a sufficient amount in our allocation,” she told council.

During the Feb. 20 regular scheduled meeting, campground owner Chris Curtis inquired about the town’s ability to extend water service to the campground, which is located off Peach Road. The site currently has 28 campsites, but is looking to add an additional 30 sites.

Little Cedar Creek is currently using wells and would require an additional 2,500 feet of water line to be installed.

Curtis asked council if there were any grants to help assist in the engineering, construction and installation cost of the water line.

Herring stated during Thursday’s meeting that she could not find any grants because the sites are not for permanent residents.

Councilman Russ Brown advised council that Curtis does have the funding to pay for the cost of the water line after he received calls about misconstruing reports.

“One thing to clarify he is not asking the town to pay for water line,” Brown explained. “He does have the funding, he just wants the town to make sure if he does go that route, we could provide the capacity that he needs. He is not asking the town to foot the bill.”

Herring noted that the additional water used would not equate a huge profit for the town, but would be a good service to provide.

There were no motions made and all information was accepted by council.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Town of Ridgeway recognized Inetta Simpson for 30 years of postal service. Simpson began postal work in 1983 and has recently decided to retire.

“It has been a joy to work at the post office and everyday has been a memorable one,” Simpson said after accepting a framed recognition. “If I could help someone along the way then I have not lived in vain. Thirty years ago, things were just different than they are now and I just thank God for allowing me to serve Ridgeway and the surrounding areas.”

Herring presented Simpson with the recognition and noted her dependable presence at the post office.

“It is with honor the Town of Ridgeway salutes you and the post office will never be the same without you,” Herring told Simpson. “You have always been willing to go the extra mile and go beyond the call of duty, thank you.”

Simpson reminisced about her beginnings in Ridgeway after accepting the framed certificate and said she has grown to meet and love all of the community’s members.

“I’m truly going to miss all of you,” she stated. “I thank you all for recognizing me. I’m going to miss the post office and the town. I truly thank the mayor, council and all the citizens. It has been wonderful time, I’ve really enjoyed it.”

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