PINEHURST — The council awarded a bid to Simco for the sewer rehab on Martin and parts of 37th Street for the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) grant.
Lark Street was considered for the bid but included but all the bids received were over the allotted funds.
Part of Lark Street has already been improved and the remainder will be added to future grants.
The next bid was $20,000 higher than Simco.
“We have to provide matching funds with this grant,” City Administrator Joe Parkhurst said. “We are still $4,200 short but this project must be done.”
A public hearing concerning the possible condemnation of property located at 2000 Strickland Drive was addressed.
A remodel permit was obtained on August 3, 2012 but as yet no progress had been seen on the property.
The owner insisted the building was nothing more than a storage building without occupants or neighbors.
“Is there anything in the codes that says a man can’t have a leaky storage building,” E.J. Ashford, property owner, asked the council.
Ashford also said if he was given a list of what he needed to do to bring it to code he would start on it in the morning.
Harry Vine, Code Enforcement Officer, left the meeting with Ashford so they may discuss the repairs needed to avoid condemning the property.
The City of Pinehurst City Council also proclaimed September 16, 2012 as American Legion Day. American Legion has approximately 2.5 million members, both men and woman.
The American Legion located at 108 Green Avenue in Orange will honor the families of active service members on Sunday, September 16.
A major valve regulating water from the tower on Gull Street has developed a major crack in it. In an effort to replace the valve, the water department has been installing a water line loop around this valve so that no parts of the city will be without water while the valve is being replaced. That project should be completed Wednesday, August 29.
The red water issue in Pinehurst in being addressed. Finding a solution for this problem has been a priority for the city. An expert water consultant has been working with the city and has suggested some things that could be done to help alleviate the problem. The city hopes that through these efforts the discoloration in the water will cease.
Each year the City of Pinehurst contracts with Orange County Road and Bridge to resurface up to one mile of streets in the city. The work is usually completed in early summer, but is running behind schedule this year because rain has slowed the county work crews on other projects in the county. The County Road and Bridge people assure the city that the work will be completed before October 1.
The streets scheduled to be resurfaced are:
The total cost for all streets is $42,641.02.