City approves resolution for pump station renovations

Resolution allows access to state funding
Mar. 21, 2013 @ 10:55 AM

Thomasville City Council on Monday passed a pair of resolutions to acquire state funding for rehabilitation projects at two pump stations.
Council adopted a resolution in support of a $730,113 Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan to be used at the East Davidson station. The resolution had to be included with the loan application to the state. Remaining funds for the estimated $1.3 million project will come from a Clean Water Management Trust Fund pledge for $563,750.
City Services Director Morgan Huffman said the project will include the installation of two larger pumps designed increase capacity, a power generator and revamped electrical controls for the system.
A budget amendment was needed for the Northside Pump Station rehabilitation project after bids came in higher than expected. Council granted the project to Brushy Mountain Builders from Lenoir. 
Before the city could sign a contract with the company, however, it needed to pass a resolution of award to send to the state. The estimated $702,448 Northside project, expected to be funded through a Clean Water State Revolving loan, includes the installation of a backup power generator, replacement of the electrical controls at the station and bringing the ventilation system up to modern standards.