City Council Discusses Funding for Water Project

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With just two bids and both being well above the available funding, the Salyersville City Council opted for a bidding re-do on its aging main water project.

"In our opinion, the unit prices are too high and we should reject these bids and start the process over at your earliest convenience," Kevin Howard, with Summit Engineers, said to the council during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

With just two bids and both being well above the available funding, the Salyersville City Council opted for a bidding re-do on its aging main water project.

"In our opinion, the unit prices are too high and we should reject these bids and start the process over at your earliest convenience," Kevin Howard, with Summit Engineers, said to the council during a special meeting Tuesday afternoon.

In unanimous fashion, council members took Howard’s advice and voted to re-bid the project, which includes replacing main water lines in the Dixie Addition and downtown areas.
The bids will be advertised next week and an opening date is scheduled for the afternoon of July 13. They will be presented to the council during a regular meeting at 7 p.m. of the same day.
The city, with some exemptions and alterations involving the project, is hoping for more bids and at lower estimations.
In the brief gathering, the council also agreed to adopt a Municipal Road Aid Resolution in order to qualify for state road aid funding.