Last updated: March 06. 2014 4:57PM - 743 Views
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The Thomaston City Council unanimously approved a bid of $2,619,335.20 for the “Uptown Downtown” water system improvement project. The action came at their meeting Tuesday night.

City Manager Patrick Comiskey requested authorization to enter into a contract with Crawford Grading and Pipeline for the bid price. Crawford was the lowest qualifying bid.

Comiskey noted that the city notified residents of this upcoming project with notices in their utility bills, and identified it as the “Uptown DownTown” project.

“It will include the areas of Hightower subdivision, Poplar and West Walker, Crawley and Church streets, and also the areas along Highway 19 from Georgia Avenue, including Georgia Avenue, south to Thompson Street, over towards Bethel Street, and also Stewart and Allen streets, and also South Bethel and Mallory streets,” said Comiskey.

Mayor Hays Arnold that this will be quite a project for the city, which has been upgrading its water and sewer lines infrastructure.

“We’re proud of the progress being made, and has been made, over the past few years with our water and sewer infrastructure,” said Arnold.

Comiskey said after the meeting he estimates work will begin on the “Uptown Downtown” project within 90 days and should be completed within 9-12 months.

Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head made a motion to authorize the City Manager to enter the contract with Crawford Grading and Pipeline for the bid price. Council member Gary Atwater seconded the motion and it was approved by a 5-0 vote.

In other business, the council also approved a sanitary sewer line replacement on Glendale Road.

Comiskey requested authorization to spend up to $70,000 on the replacement of sewer lines in the Glendale Road area.

“We have three pricing elements that were provided,” Comiskey said, “and we’ll, of course, go with the low proposal.”

Council member Atwater made a motion authorizing the City Manager spend up to $70,000 on the work. Council member Don Greathouse seconded the motion and it was approved by a 5-0 vote.

Larry Stanford may be reached at 706-647-5414 or on Twitter @LarryStanford7.

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