Water, sewer repair on city’s agenda

By: Staff Report

LUMBERTON — Five items related to making repairs to parts of the city’s water and sewer systems and to repairing damage from Hurricane Matthew are on the agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting.

Council members will gather at 6 p.m. in Council Chambers in City Hall, located at 500 N. Cedar St.

One item up for approval is a $78,000 contract for the construction of a berm around the city’s water plant. The Wooten Company, a multi-discipline firm with offices in North Carolina and South Carolina, put in the winning bid for the project designed to keep floodwaters out of the plant. The water treatment facility was inundated in October 2016 by floodwaters generated by Hurricane Matthew.

In another water plant project, council members will discuss a contract worth $90,003.41 for repairs to and the installation of a control valve to a water plant pump damaged by Hurricane Matthew floodwaters. The contract, if approved, will go to Charles R. Underwood, Inc., of Sanford.

Also on the agenda is a plan to spend $17,700 to buy and install at pump for the Ramada Inn Lift Station. According to the Public Works Department, the pump is needed to bring the station into compliance with a state law that requires three pumps at the station.

Council members also are scheduled to consider a contract worth $55,891.19 for the repair of a Public Utilities crew room and warehouse damaged by Hurricane Matthew. The work is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Golden LEAF.

On the agenda is another contract, worth $211,799, for work on VFW Road near Interstate 95. The project, funded by FEMA, calls for the installation of a sewer force main and repaving the road.

Two public hearings concerning conditional-use permit requests are on Monday’s agenda. One is from Joe French for property at 1702 W. Fifth St. The other is from Michelle Newsome for property at 3487 Lackey St.

Council members also are scheduled to pay tribute to John Carroll Jr., a fire captain who retiring after 28 years of service.

A 20-item consent agenda goes before council members Monday. The items cover rezoning petitions, a ditch tiling project, declaring city property surplus, a date for a public hearing on a land annexation request from Sanderson Farms, a $1 million state loan to pay for a Sanitary Sewer Collection System rehabilitation project, setting a date for a public hearing on changes to land use ordinances as it relates to electronic gaming establishments, honeybee hives, and the distribution of Community Revitalization Funds.

Staff Report