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Carroll-Boone to hear update on fluoride project, with possible vote to award bids

Source: Lovely County Citizen | January 15th, 2014 | By Kathryn Lucariello
Location: United States, Arkansas
Industry type: Delta Dental

EUREKA SPRINGS — The Carroll-Boone Water District will hear an update on fluoride feed stations and the contract with Delta Dental to fund the construction at its quarterly meeting next week. The board may also vote to award a construction bid out of seven that were submitted by the Nov. 19 deadline.

The board held off on awarding a bid at its November meeting because all of them, from $894,000 to $1.296 million, came in over the $765,000 contract amount Delta Dental was willing to fund. Brad Hammond of consulting engineers McGoodwin, Williams & Yates told the CBWD board that Delta Dental had agreed to reconsider their grant amount at their December meeting. Contractors agreed to honor the bids until after the January CBWD meeting.

The CBWD agenda also includes a presentation by John Pennington of the Beaver Watershed Alliance, a presentation by bond underwriters for the water transmission line project, consideration of relocation of transmission facilities in light of the Transportation Department’s Hwy. 62 widening project, an update of the transmission parallel pipeline project, an audit report for fiscal year 2013 and a discussion of a water rate increase.

The meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Freeman-Raney Water Treatment Plant on Hwy. 187, west of Eureka Springs. The public is invited.