GF signs Entegrity contract

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

By Haley Schichtl

Green Forest city council approved a contract with Entegrity at its meeting Tuesday.

In other business, the council voted to pay $30,000 to purchase property near the city park, which will likely be used for parking, and to transfer $250,000 from the wastewater checking account to savings.

A representative from the engineering firm Olsson, was at the meeting to discuss a proposed agreement to work with the city’s wastewater plan.

“We’re going to meet in December to decide whether to sign the contract with them or not, and how we’re going to attack some of our issues with sewage overflow,” Mayor Jerry Carlton said.

At the council’s last meeting, the water department moved forward with Olsson to put flow launders in 13 manholes around town to see where there are leaks in the system.

Also at the meeting, the council discussed Tyson Foods’ proposal to replace the town’s water meters.

“We have that put on hold until we can have a budget meeting to see if we can come up with the money to pay for that,” Carlton said. “They did a study on all of our water meters in town, and are proposing to replace those.”

The fire department also received its new fire truck that the council ordered about a year ago.

“We signed a contract with Ken Butler to help him pay back money that the city has spent on his sewer line expansion that’s outside city limits,” Carlton said.

The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 8:30 a.m.

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