Fluoride Action Network

Carroll-Boone to hold special meeting on fluoride bids

Source: Lovely County Citizen | November 21st, 2013 | By Kathryn Lucariello
Location: United States, Arkansas

EUREKA SPRINGS — The Carroll-Boone Water District will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m.

The agenda includes the award of a bid on construction of fluoride facilities at both the east and west treatment plants, authorization for engineering services for the project, selection of bond counsel, authorization of a Request for Proposals from financial advisors/bond underwriters, and other matters relating to the project.

The fluoride treatment project is mandated by the State of Arkansas, with startup costs being paid by insurer Delta Dental, which has earmarked $763,000 for construction.

McGoodwin, Williams & Yates engineer Brad Hammond told CBWD board members at their Oct. 17 meeting that the bid package request would be broken down into the building structure, the cost of fluoride equipment and the cost of the site work, “so we can analyze the cost in case there are any questions by the grant people as to the cost. We’ve had some questions in the past as to the cost; we estimated around $200 per square foot, and it’s a small building, which means costs per square foot are generally higher.”

The project must be completed and operational by Oct. 31, 2014.

The meeting will take place in Berryville in the Community First Bank conference room on the second floor at 911 W. Trimble. The meeting is open to the public.