$760,354 approved for sewer system rehabilitation

Apr. 16, 2013 @ 09:06 AM

A contract with Steppe Construction was approved by Forest City Town Council Monday night allowing the Town to proceed with an ongoing project to rehabilitate the town's sewer lines. 

The low bid of $760,354 was approved for the rehabilitation of the Central Business District Sewer System. Approval is based on final word from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

In 2012, the Town of Forest City received a 50 percent loan/50 percent grant offer from the DENR to replace and repair three sections of the central business sewer system that had been determined to need substantial work or replacement as the result of an infiltration survey.

Upon the vote, council adopted a Central Business District Sewer Rehabilitation Capital Project Ordinance. 

The money will be paid back over 20 years at no interest.

The board approved a recommendation from the Board of Planning and Adjustment to rezone property on Doggett Road from R-15 low density to low density residential/agriculture.

Frank and Cynthia Keeter were given the approval to rezone their property in order to place a new double-wide manufactured home in order to be close to family.

The property includes a one-story brick dwelling that is being purchased by their daughter. The Keeters have owned the property since 1982 and have used it for a horse farm.

The board approved moving the Rutherford County Fire Service Monument from the Rutherford County Courthouse lawn to the town's fire station property. The monument needs additional space for expansion and it is not available on the courthouse lawn. 

The board also approved a proclamation regarding Lyme Disease Awareness Month, May 2013; approved by letter of support to Rutherford County for the new VIPER Emergency Response Telecommunications Tower; set a public hearing for a change in the Unified Development Ordinance and Associate Map Amendments and went into closed sessions to discuss possible litigation.