The third and final reading of the sewer bond ordinance will be held at the City Council meeting Nov. 4 following a public hearing on the matter at 6 p.m.
Sanitary Department Director Ron Byrnside reported that bids for the three projects that make up "Phase 2" are all within budget.
Rover Construction of St. Albans expects to be awarded two projects and Fields Excavating of Kitts Hill, Ohio, expects to be awarded one project.
"The Department of Environmental Protection will have final approval on awarding bids, provided all the documents are in order," Byrnside said.
In other news:
* South Charleston High School Principal Mike Arbogast presented council members with an informational packet on activities and initiatives at the school.
"I want to keep lines of communication open, so you know what's going on in your high school," he said.
* Police Chief Earl Whittington, who celebrates 29 years on the force this week, reported that 33 candidates were tested Saturday in an effort to fill vacancies in the department.
* Former building inspector Bill Cunningham reported that EPA regulations are now in full effect for the city.
This means the city is required to educate the public on "proper disposal of yard waste and proper techniques for fertilizing yards," as well as other practices that affect storm drainage, he said.
* Dunbar Recreation Consultant Aaron Settle announced the city's Bon Fire and Boo Bash is scheduled for Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Ames lot.
There will be carnival-like games, candy, a costume parade, free hotdogs, and the movie "Hocus Pocus" will be played after dark, he said.