Engineer gives timeline for sewerage project

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 12, 2001

VIDALIA, La. – During their Monday night meeting, Concordia Parish police jurors heard an update on Concordia Sewerage District No. 1 improvements from engineer Bryant Hammett.

An upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant and construction of a collection system for Townsend Lane, Abraham Lane and the U.S. 84 West area should start in May.

Work on a collection system for the Goodin Road, Cowan/Mimosa and Hammett/Green Acres areas should begin in July.

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Those projects, which make up the first phase of the sewerage district’s improvements, are estimated to cost a little more than $5 million.

The parish is still waiting on funding for construction of collection systems for Concordia Park, Vail Acres and Airport Road and acquisition and upgrading of systems in Belle Grove, Concordia Park and Little Acres, he said.

Those projects are estimated to cost a little more than $5.7 million.

Also during Monday’s meeting, the Police Jury:

*Voted to pay $14,674.49 to Eagle Computers for a new computer system for the jury’s office.

*Accepted bids from Wagoner and TXI for gravel and from Choctaw for culverts.

*Accepted a quote of $2,466 from Kimbrell Office Supply for a desk for the Parish Health Unit.

*Voted to look into hiring Judge W.C. Falkenheiner to represent the parish in a dispute over ownership of part of the Black Lake property.

*Reappointed Nolen Cothren and Jim Graves to the RC&D Board for one year but tabled consideration of Sarah Lee’s appointment to the Hospital Board.

*Approved an occupational license for David Charrier for Miss-Lou Marine.

*Voted to pay $1,849.18 to Bryant Hammett & Associates for services rendered, $50 in dues to the Government Finance Officers Association and $30 in dues to the Louisiana Flood Plain Association.

*Voted to approve Wagoner to sign checks.

*Voted to approve Wagoner attending a GFOA workshop in February.