The Butterfield City Council received draft plans for its $1.4 million drinking water system improvement project at its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 23.
Pat O'Bryant, of Simmons Engineering, presented the aldermen with the set of draft plans. The city's water project calls for the construction of a new well, the replacement of around 11,000 feet of water line and the repair of roadways that are impacted by the project.
Butterfield is still awaiting approval of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to support the project. If the city receives approval for the CDBG funding, the money will be combined with a $378,000 low-interest loan and a $572,000 grant that the city has already received from USDA to pay for the project.
In other business, the Butterfield City Council:
* Approved the 2012 budget.
* Directed wastewater employees to research costs associated with using dissolving blocks instead of Dawn dish washing soap at the city's treatment facilities.
* Approved the transfer of $1,000 from the court fund to the general fund.
* Voted to remove Tracy Ander, city clerk, from probationary status, give her a raise and allow her to work up to 80 hours per pay period.
* Approved the December 2011 water and wastewater reports.
* Voted to relocate meters for two city residents.
* Approved purchase orders for a restraining bracket inside the well house and a PSI draw down gauge from Reavis Water and vehicle maintenance from O'Reilly.