Councilman Chris Bannon is on the warpath. In a fiery speech at Thursday’s town council meeting, Bannon railed against the town for continuing to allow the noxious smell of raw sewage to permeate the Cape Charles Library. “This has been going on for five years!” Bannon said.
The awful smell is something the town has been aware of for some time, but the problems are not just with the library. Kelly’s Pub has had numerous issues with sewage, which, according to Kelly have never been addressed. Next door, Brown Dog Ice Cream has employed plumbing experts Herbert Senn and Ben Franklin to concoct an air handling scenario to try and exorcise the offending olfactory demons.
This may also be the premise that the town will use when it decides to move the library. In a brief to the council, Library Board chair Roger Moyer told the council that the building may not be the best suited for the functions it currently is being asked to fulfill.
Boats on the Street
Bannon later took on boats being parked on the streets. He told the council that they need to get our representatives Senator Lynwood Lewis and Representative Rob Bloxum on board at the state level before they can pen an ordinance to remove all boats from the streets of Cape Charles. The town attempted to do this several years ago, but the effort was defeated. Get ready for round two.