After ADEQ inspection: BV council approves bid for wastewater plant repairs

Friday, June 8, 2018

Berryville is making some needed repairs to its wastewater treatment plant.

The Berryville City Council voted Tuesday to approve Ordinance 1033, waiving competitive bidding for the procurement of wastewater treatment plant storage tank repair services.

Mayor Tim McKinney said a compliance evaluation inspection visit from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) determined that Berryville’s wastewater treatment plant needed additional preventative maintenance to ensure the integrity of the concrete water storage tanks.

The tanks are about 30 years old, McKinney said, and many are developing small cracks. One bid was received for the repairs from Coating Inspection Service in Eureka, Mo.

The council voted to adopt an emergency clause, which states that the urgent nature of the repairs makes it necessary to waive the competitive bidding process, and approved Ordinance 1033 on its second and third readings by title only.

The council also voted to approve the use of George Pond Park by the Berryville Kiwanis Club for the Kiwanis Kids’ Fishing Derby from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, and the use of the Public Square Park by the Berryville Chamber of Commerce for the 33rd Annual Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9.

Alderwoman Linda Riddlesperger informed the council that Saunders Museum has received a $2,500 grant to help with utility expenses.

McKinney said both the city’s new soccer complex and the adjoining street are under construction.

The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at City Hall.

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