Board deals with plans for Brignall work

Published 7:14 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010

After waving to constituents in last week’s Christmas parade,aldermen would got back to work Tuesday night and provided eachother with several updates as ongoing city projects that aregetting closer to completion.

The board approved Sample & Associates to administer a grantfor roughly $373,000 to be used in construction of the Brignallfire loop.

The loop is located in a dedicated area for the Lincoln CountyRural Water Association, in the northern part of the city. Whilethe city is unable to sell water in that area, they will installwater lines to be used in emergency situations.

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“We will provide them with fire protection,” said City Clerk MikeJinks.

The board was also required to pass several resolutions beforeproceeding with the grant. Resolutions included prohibiting the useof excessive force, replacing damaged private property due toinstalling water lines and agreeing on a signature to be used todeposit checks into a bank account in the absence of Mayor LesBumgarner.

Bumgarner updated city officials on a project one year in themaking.

He informed the board that the city has received a bid of $644,000for the Ole Brook sewer project. The bid came in much lower thanthe city’s previous estimation of $825,000 for the project.

“It’s an ongoing project through the city and county,” saidBumgarner. “We finally got it approved.”

Bumgarner said the county was approved for the bid, but the citywill pay the $322,000 match for the grant.

In another update, the city was informed of the current status ofthe FEMA 361 Safe Room project.

Plans for the facility, which can hold 950 people for up to 36 daysin the event of an emergency situation, has passed through MEMA.The city is now waiting for the approval of FEMA, which Bumgarnersaid will take four to five weeks.

“We feel like this project’s in good shape,’ Bumgarner said.