Butterfield system upgrades nearly done

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Water system improvements are nearly complete in the City of Butterfield. Aldermen heard the news at the September meeting of the Butterfield City Council.

All lines and hook-ups have been installed and paving is slated to begin before the end of the month.

"We are waiting on the well house to be built," said City Clerk Tracy Anders. "Everything should be done by the end of November."

Pat O'Bryant, of Simmons Engineering, told aldermen all the previously paved streets should be finished again by the end of November with the exception of Business Highway 37.

Remaining funds from general obligation bonds will be used to have chip and seal work done next spring.

Payments on the water construction projects were approved. Simmons Engineering was paid $14,901. Lathrop Construction was issued a check in the amount of $167,579, and Harper Drilling was paid $10,755.

Aldermen tabled a request to purchase a chlorine pump repair kit until it is determined what pump is being installed in the new system. It was the consensus of the council that the city should purchase a pump of the same brand and one repair kit with interchangeable parts.

In other business, aldermen approved a payment schedule of 10 years on the general obligation bonds, which were issued for street repairs.

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