Pre-construction conference set for city sewer project
A pre-construction conference is set for April 7, 2010 on the sewer project. This will finally enable the contractor to get to work. In other discussion concerning the sewer system, the chlorination system will be put into operation this Wednesday. The grant for generators is on schedule. These will be received and put at the lift stations in the near future. Paul Martin, representing Experience Works, was in attendance to discuss the City of Groveton becoming a host agency. This allows Experience Works to place some one over fifty-five who needs works in a position with the city. They pay them eighteen hours per week to train. Karen Scarber was approved to work at the Library and will begin work probably next week. John Seale with Centerpoint was present concerning their contract. City Council agreed to a thirty-year contract. The specifics were somewhat better that the previous contract which expired in November. The audits for GEDC 4-A and 4-B as done by CPA Thomas Ramey were approved. A loan in the amount of $25,000 for Groveton Washateria owned by Connie Due as approved. This requires two hearing before city council. The second will be a called special meeting for this purpose next Monday evening. The council approved con-tracting with Marty McClain to redo the flooring in City Hall. TDC will be contacted about possibly doing some painting in City Hall. Council member Hammond agreed to contact Pro-Star Waste and see about setting up clean-up days with the large dumpsters available. There was some discussion concerning smoking in city buildings. This will be researched for state laws and possibly city ordinance already in place. City council agreed to ask GEDC for a grant to work on sidewalks in the main part of town. Before this can be done there has to be some groundwork done such as obtaining measurements, bids etc. Due to no one filing against the incumbents, the election set for May 8 was canceled.