Lancaster will encase water line on U.S. 27

July 08, 2004|TIM WISEMAN

LANCASTER - City officials approved a sewer project Tuesday on U.S. 27 to add casing around the water line that runs through downtown.

Mayor Billy Moss said city engineers feel this will keep the city from making as many repairs to U.S. 27.

"This is so we don't have to go in every one or two years and fix a hole on U.S. 27," Moss said.

Moss said the city has spent between $15,000 and $20,000 in the past on new blacktop for the road, and he said this project should cut those costs. No start date for the project has been set.

In other business, the council approved a $10,000 request by the 911 center.

Moss said the money is a general appropriation, and that the amount was as much as the council could give to help the center keep doing its job.


The council also approved adding another employee to the staff of the water plant.

Moss said the city has been paying a great deal of overtime at the water plant for the shifts between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. By adding a new employee, whether certified or uncertified, the city will save on overtime, Moss said.

The contract for Tetra Tech, a water consulting company, was renewed as well.

Central Kentucky News Articles