Thursday, November 30, 2006
Aldermen adopt PUD
By SUE WATSON
The board of aldermen voted 4-0 for a resolution to adopt the Holly Springs Commons Public Utility District. The PUD consists of 204 acres and includes the plans for providing infrastructure for an additional 31 acres for the Alliance HealthCare Complex.
The rezoning of this tract of land from R-12 into a PUD allows the 200 acres of development to work within a single design for the utility district.
A public hearing on the rezoning is scheduled for the Tuesday, Dec. 19, board meeting.
At the request of John Collins, utility manager, the board authorized an emergency order to replace 300 feet of sewer main and two lift stations on Highway 4, after utility supervisors found the repair too dangerous.
Workers dug down 15 feet to attempt to unstop the line that was clogged with sand, according to Don Hollingsworth, public works director. The concrete sewer pipe was sloughing off, he said.
The emergency order gives authority for the utility to get three quotes and get to work on replacing the pipe and manholes this week.
“The key thing is we hope this is all,” said Collins, “but won’t know until we get there and start looking.”
Aldermen also passed a resolution giving bonding authority for a total of $3.25 million for construction of the Coldwater Substation at Mt. Pleasant.
Hollingsworth said an additional $750,000 was needed to cover potential increases in the cost of general construction.
The cost estimate was revised following a meeting with Tennessee Valley Authority engineers, the utility department and representatives of Mid-South Consultants, a week ago. The substation is scheduled to be operational by June 2008.
In other business, the board of aldermen:
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