Thursday, June 29, 2006
City moves forward on water project, substation
By SUE WATSON
The City of Holly Springs is planning a waterworks project to provide service to the Mt. Pleasant area.
The measure was presented last week by Don Hollingsworth with public works.
“The time has come for us to start working on another water system project with USDA/Rural Development,” he said. “I feel like it’s time to move in that direction. Our original plan was to install the system from Holly Springs to Mt. Pleasant. But this project will be a well and tank, and we will branch off from there and treat the water there. Eventually we would tie those lines in (to the larger system).”
Hollingsworth said a recent engineering survey indicated there are not enough residences in the Highway 311 area to extend existing water service from Holly Springs to Mt. Pleasant. Ten homes a mile, on average, are needed to make putting down a new water system cost effective, he said.
Hollingsworth added that public works is also looking at the feasibility of a total septic system for the area.
The board passed a motion to hire Elliott and Britt Engineers to do the engineering survey, since the firm had already done the original planning.
Work is progressing on the new electric power substation planned for the Mt. Pleasant/Slayden area.
“We will want it in operation in two years,” Hollingsworth said.
He invited Demery F. Grubbs, with a consulting and advisory firm in Jackson, to discuss a $2.6 million revenue bond issue to construct the substation, which is to improve electricity transmission in the area and also to build capacity for the rapidly growing northwestern portion of the county.
“We will want it in operation in two years,” he said. “It will take six to eight months before we need big money.”
At Hollingsworth’s recommendation, the board also passed a motion allowing the mayor to sign a resolution in support of a small municipal grant for $150,000 to build an interchange related to the construction at the Holly Springs Commons area.
In other business, the board of aldermen:
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