Wastewater Treatment Plant, joint sewer study on Spindale agenda

Sep. 15, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

The Spindale Board of Commissioners will continue its discussion of the status and funding of the Wastewater Treatment Plant during its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

First, representatives from Kurt D. Wright & Associates, Inc. will address commissioners on the status of the 2012 State Revolving Funds sewer replacement project. Since last month, the contractor has mobilized onto the job site and begun clearing the rights-of-way.

Commissioners will also hear a report from Kurt Wright, of Kurt D. Wright & Associates, Inc., on the status of the wastewater treatment plant funding application now that it has been submitted to the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (NCDENR) as of Sept. 3.

Additionally, the board will vote on amending the capital project budget ordinance for the Wastewater Treatment Plant rehabilitation project. The initial project ordinance only included funding for the study and evaluation. The amendment will therefore reflect the cost of preparing the application document itself while still leaving a $20,000 administrative contingency in place for any unforeseen follow-up work required upon the NCDENR's feedback on the application.

Commissioners will finish up old business with discussions to recommend an engineering firm for the town's joint sewer study and to approve the Inter-local Agreement for the study.

In new business, the board will hear a request from Ultimate Textile, Inc. to waive sewer fees that were billed upon a certain volume of water consumption that was due to a leak in the plant's water system.

On this month's agenda is also the discussion of several personnel policy issues presented by Mayor Mickey Bland that relate to future financial obligations of the town.

In additional new business, the board will schedule a town staff/board joint work session, requested by Town Manager Cameron McHargue, to discuss the planning, zoning and code compliance administrative reorganization that will be required to take place later this year.

Commissioners will conclude the meeting with hearing a request from Patrick McBrayer for placement of a plaque in the Spindale House in honor of the late Worth Johnson and a report from Recreation Director Eddie Searcy regarding the completion of the Deviney Park improvements and pending plans for a ribbon-cutting.