Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

Staff photo by Danedri Thompson

A crew digs a large hole on the northwest corner of Main and Center Streets. The crew is unearthing a fuel tank to appease the Environmental Protection Agency. At one time, the site was a gas station, and underground fuel tanks were removed in the 1990s. However, no records showed the tank currently being removed. Rusted, the tank leaked its fuel into the surrounding soil. The project will require that the fuel be removed from the soil, likely through burning it. The hole will be refilled. Once the project is complete, the plans to sell the property to a developer will likely be finalized. Already, planners have approved the site for a CVS Pharmacy. Officials anticipate the pharmacy will be up and running by next fall.