Oronogo sewer project to go out for contractor bids next month 

Engineering plans for Oronogo’s major sewer improvement project are ready to go out to contractors and are expected to be opened at the May 9 meeting of the Board of Aldermen.

Mayor Charles Wilkins announced the progress Monday.

This is the second time contractors are being asked to bid on the project. Only one bidder responded in June 2020 when it was first bid, and that bid was 75% higher than the engineer’s estimate. 

The board has since changed engineers and the design so that more contractors are capable of doing it. 

Voters approved $2,000,000 in bonds in 2016 to fund the project.

The city is on the cusp of a housing boom, with at least 700 new houses hooking up to the sewage system.

Greystone plat 3 postponed

It was announced that approval of the final plat for the next phase of the Greystone II subdivision has been postponed until the detention is closer to being finished.

The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing on the final plat on May 3.

Tony Cantrell, public works superintendent, reported on the infrastructure being constructed prior to home construction at the 500-home Hawthorn Hills subdivision.

Home builder Tyler Woods’ request for two building permit extensions was denied by the board. The permits expired Aug. 20, 2021. To proceed, he will have to restart the permit process and pay the permit fees again.

New swimming pool and storm water code chapters

City Attorney Derek Snyder received comments about chapters of the code he has drafted to regulate swimming pools and storm water management.

Both chapters are expected to be on the May 9 agenda as proposed ordinances.

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