Bid approved for water, sewer services to new hospital

Published 4:15 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Clanton’s City Council approved a bid to provide water and sewer service to the under-construction St. Vincent’s Chilton hospital.

At a regular meeting Monday, the Council approved a bid of $885,564 from Tri-County Construction, which is based in Selma, for the project.

The bid was the lowest received.

The next lowest bid was about $894,000. The highest bid received was more than $1 million.

Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver told Council members that the city’s sewer system would be extended from Jefferson State Community College, while the water system would be extended from Petty Line Construction—both of which are near the site of the hospital, off Highway 145 near Interstate 65 Exit 212.

The project will also include the installation of a “booster” station for the water system.

In other business, the Council:

•Set the salary for the mayor and Council ahead of the upcoming municipal elections, on Aug. 23. Salaries were kept the same as current salaries. The Council is legally required to set the salaries no later than six months before the election, Driver said.

•Received an update from Councilman Bobby Cook that work is progressing on the city’s new softball complex.

•Received an update from Driver that four new storm shelters should be open for use soon. Questions were raised about the policy for when the shelters will be unlocked, and who will be responsible for unlocking them. Driver and Council members agreed to address policies for the shelters.

•Accepted the resignation of Ashley Teel from the Clanton Fire Department, effective at the end of January.

•Approved minutes from the previous meeting.

•Approved paying necessary bills.