BourbonBourbon Town Council members voted unanimously this week to accept the quote from Thomas Excavating of $42,761 to extend the sewer line and development for the new Dollar General site. According to Steve Stacy, Waste Water Superintendent, the quote was $2,000 less than the estimated cost.

Stacy and Kenneth Jones, Jr. of JPR spoke to the needs to upgrade water and sewer equipment. Stacy said, “We need a couple of lift stations. We have to get this under control.” Stacy said they average 120,000-140,000 gallons of water treated daily; however, during the recent 2 inch rainfall, the figure rose to 900,000 gallons. There was a short discussion as to the amount generated by sump pumps in private homes.

Later in the meeting, the council approved going forward with paying for the services of a grant writer to prepare a Planning Grant for the East Lift Station and other needs. The grant awards would be made in February, 2019.

Roger Terry, Street Department Superintendent, said the last day for leaf pickup will be December 1, weather permitting.

Plans are in place for the town’s annual Christmas Tree lighting ceremony. The official lighting will be in December 2 from 6:30-7:30 P.M.

Carol Anders Correspondent