Marshall council approves South Odell sewer contract

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The South Odell sewer project is closer to the construction phase after more than a year of preliminary work.

The Marshall City Council approved an ordinance Monday, March 19, authorizing the mayor to execute a contract with C.L. Richardson of Ashland.

C.L. Richardson was the low bidder, at $894,213.95, out of nine bids for the project.

"They came in slightly under expectations," said City Administrator Charles Tryban.

"Since there had been delay, we were nervous," said Mayor Connie Latimer. "(The number of bids and the cost) was a welcome sight."

City officials hope extending sewer service south on Odell will help spur economic growth in that part of town.

On Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, the city council adopted a resolution to move forward with the sewer project. At that time the city had garnered 87 percent of landowners support.

On Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, the city council took another step forward and approved a contract with Larkin Group Inc. to the complete design and identify the phases of construction. The contract included surveying and site preparation work.

In other action, the council adopted the 2005 edition of the National Electrical Code.

The council approved the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission to grant a sign variance to SMC Electric Supply located at 767 W. Boyd St. in Marshall.

Dan Brandt, Ward III, closed the meeting by reminding the council of David Kemm's city-wide cleanup, scheduled for Saturday, March 24.

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