Butterfield continues water improvement discussion

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Butterfield City Council continued discussions on its $1.4 million drinking water system improvement project at its regularly scheduled meeting on Dec. 8.

Sue Bacorn, the city's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) representative, and Andy Simmons, of Simmons Engineering, were present for the meeting.

The aldermen approved a contract for professional administrative services, which allows Bacorn to file the city's CDBG application. She reported that the council could receive approval by early February.

If Butterfield receives approval for 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.

Simmons spoke to the council regarding the scope of the drinking water system improvement project, which will include a new well, the replacement of around 11,000 feet of water line and the repair of roadways that are impacted by the project.

In other business, the Butterfield City Council:

* Approved the November 2011 wastewater and police reports.

* Appointed Tracy Anders, city clerk, to serve as court clerk as well.

* Approved purchase orders for vehicle light bulbs, a snow shovel, ice melt and street repair supplies.

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