DUNBAR, W.Va. -- Dunbar City Council unanimously approved a $14 million sewer bond ordinance at their meeting Monday evening.
Attorney John Stump of Steptoe and Johnson said the city anticipates borrowing $2 million less for the project because the bids on all three of its phases came in lower than expected. As a result, Sanitary Department Director Ron Byrnside is working with officials to determine what other storm drain improvements may be approved by the Department of Environmental Protection in time to be added to the project.
"The total on the construction, itself, is about $9 million," said Paul Ghosh, the city sanitation engineer and project manager. "Other costs include engineering design, land acquisition and legal fees."
Funding is also provided to repair any "sidewalks, curbs or driveways disrupted during construction," he said.
Rover Construction of St. Albans is expected to be awarded two projects and Fields Excavating of Kitts Hill, Ohio, is expected to be awarded one project at the closing on Jan. 9, 2014. Construction on the extensions, additions and improvements of the sewage and sanitation system are scheduled to begin Jan. 15, weather permitting. There could be multiple construction sites on each project, Ghosh said.
"There is a lot of work to be done here in Dunbar," Byrnside said. "It will be good for our citizens."
Police Chief Earl Whittington announced a special meeting of the neighborhood watch on Dec. 12 at the Bingo Building at 2605 Charles Ave. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will be the special guest speaker.
Public Works Director Mike Williams announced changes to the city's garbage collection schedule because of Thanksgiving.
Recycling will be picked up on the Wednesday, Nov. 27, before Thanksgiving, he said. Trucks will not run on Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day, or Nov. 29. On the Monday following Thanksgiving, collection will resume with pick-up of refuse normally collected on <co >Monday and Thursday. On Tuesday, they will collect refuse normally collected on <co>Tuesday and Friday.