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The Pineville City Council, at its meeting Tuesday, approved a bid for a water and sewer project on St. John's Boulevard and Thompson Street.

Mayor Gregg Sweeten said there is a new home being built in the area and there are two empty lots. The project is going to bring sewer to the new home and also to the empty lots in case they sell, he said. Also, while the street is torn up for the sewer project, the city is going to replace a bad water line on Thompson Street and put in a new fireplug, he said. Following the work, the street will be repaved, he added.

The council approved a bid for the project from Core and Main in the amount of $10,080.

Also, on Tuesday, the city adopted an ordinance to enter into a contract with Granger Dirtworks for repairs to the WPA drainage channel. The contract is for $295,000. Because the drainage channel was damaged by the 2017 floods, FEMA will pay 75 percent of the cost. Alderman Scott Dennis said it is possible the state of Missouri will pay an additional 10 percent.

The council also approved a new retirement plan for employees. City clerk Melissa Ziemianin said eight of 12 city employees responded positively to a survey she sent out about the retirement plan.

Another topic of discussion on Tuesday was road paving. At last month's meeting, the council had discussed how dump trucks were tearing up Fifth Street. Sweeten said he talked to the road foreman, who said the only thing he could recommend doing on Fifth Street to improve the situation was to add six inches of asphalt.

The council voted to get bids for paving for Fifth Street, Sugar Street, Thompson Street and Bailey Street.

In other business, Sweeten noted there would be three openings on the tree board and one opening on the housing board, and the council approved monthly bills in the amount of $95,982.

General News on 07/12/2018

Print Headline: Council Approves Water, Sewer Project

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