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SGWASA director meets with Stem board

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STEM — For only the second time since the South Granville Water and Sewer Authority was established in 2005, an executive director of the organization made a presentation to the Stem Town Board at Monday’s meeting.

Scott Schroyer, who was appointed to serve as SGWASA’s executive director two months ago, made his presentation in a new effort to build a better relationship and transparency with the municipalities that SGWASA services, which includes Butner, Creedmoor and Stem. Schroyer cited his extensive credentials, working from the bottom as a repairman of water lines and sewer mains to more supervisory roles such as management and eventually a city administrator over 35 years.

“After 35 years, some might ask ‘Are you done? Have you had enough? Is it time to retire?’ No, with three kids in college, it’s time to keep moving forward,” Schroyer said.

He added he sees his new position as a challenge that he welcomes.

“Each community in the SGWASA area is unique,” he continued. “And it’s important for me to understand the customers I serve.”

Stem Commissioner Kenneth McLamb, who also serves on SGWASA, introduced Schroyer to the board, describing him as “a great executive director.”

Stem Mayor Casey Dover also praised the new director, saying, “Our conversation was very informal and personally, I like what he’s bringing to the organization. He’s thinking in terms of what’s around the corner.”

In other items, the board approved placement of a box outside of the Stem Town Hall building in which residents can dispose of flags for proper retirement. Jacob Hughes, a local Boy Scout, proposed the measure as an easier way to retire flags as opposed to finding Scout masters to retire flags. He plans on making similar proposals to Butner and Creedmoor’s respective boards.

Hughes presented schematics of what the box would look like — a crafted wooden block about six inches deep with wooden doors and two-inch wheels that can be attached to the bottom of the box should it need easy transport.

After the board voted unanimously to approve the measure, Commissioner Dave Pavlus agreed to meet with Hughes later in the week to discuss placement of the flag box.

The next regular meeting of the Stem Town Board is scheduled for Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. at Stem Town Hall, 102 W. Tally Ho Road.