“Phase I involved getting rid of a very small water treatment station in Whispering Pines subdivision,” said City Manager Jane Richards. “Then we had to install a main that would ship it all down to Anheuser-Busch and on to Cartersville.”
The project was originally bid along with the replacement of a 6-inch water main on School Street, but after the project received only one bid, the council decided to split the water main and filtration projects into two separate endeavors.
“That one bid was way too high,” Richards said, “so we decided to do the filtration project in house.”
Richards also said the Coosa Soil and Water Conservation District had approved erosion control issues. Funded by 2007 Special Purpose Local Options Sales Tax money, the filtration project is expected to greatly improve the quality of the city’s currently unfiltered water.
In other business:
• City attorney Boyd Pettit reported that all titles had been cleared on property at 474 Old Tennessee Highway and the city was ready to close.
• Richards said that city elections would be held Nov. 5 with advanced voting beginning Oct. 15. She said two alcohol questions would be on the ballot.
• Richards reminded the council that Red Ribbon Week would be observed Oct. 23-30.
• Mayor Chris Allen thanked the Woodmen of the World for donating a new flag to the city.