July 7, 2010
Front Royal officials are working to speed up the demolition of a more than 100-year-old dam in response to two recent drownings.
Town Council unanimously an emergency resolution Tuesday declaring the dam's removal an "emergency procurement."
Front Royal has been working with state and federal agencies to remove the dam on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
Town Manager J. Michael Graham says the resolution could speed up the process by 30 days.
Authorities say 9-year-old Ryan Warner of Bunker Hill, W.Va., drowned last week after slipping on rocks and falling into a deep hole at the north end of the dam. Fifty-one-year-old Mark D. Grand of Linden drowned April 7.
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