Funding needed for Butterfield project

Monday, August 22, 2011

The City of Butterfield has been busy trying to secure funding and meet necessary requirements in order to proceed with a proposed $1.6 million water improvement project. Aldermen were updated on the project's status at their July meeting.

The proposed project would see the addition of a second well and waterline upgrades throughout the city. The budget would also cover street repairs to the areas where pavement is disturbed to complete the upgrades.

Additional documentation for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has been submitted by the engineering team of Simmons Engineering, a Republic-based company. An application for an underground permit has also been submitted to the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad, seeking permission for underground boring beneath the company's tracks.

Aldermen also received a report on the monthly site inspection of the city's lift stations. Work was completed at lift station #2 to correct infiltration issues. The holes around the work site will not be filled in until there is enough rain for public works crews to make sure the leaks have been patched.

The council entered into a contract with Enviroline Co., LLC, to provide bi-annual inspections of the lift stations. In the company's first report, submitted June 30, aldermen were notified that three capacitors and relay kits were needed at the lift stations. Cost of the kits are $108 each. Those costs were approved.

Trey Phillips, public works employee, was asked to contact Enviroline and find out the cost of pumps for the lift stations.

In other business, aldermen:

* Approved the purchase of two time-lapse meters from Grainger Supply.

* Approved the purchase of a 14-gallon wet/dry shop vac for the treatment plant.

* Accepted a bid from Tucker Electric in the amount of $400 to install a new line at the treatment plant.

* Instructed City Clerk Anna Marie Irwin to contact Windstream about installing phone lines at the treatment plant for automatic calling in the event of an alarm.

* Instructed Irwin to contact Tucker Electric for a bid to install a three-phase quick connect transfer switch at the fire department to hook up the generator during power outages.

* Approved minutes, financial reports and time sheets for May and June.

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