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January 9, 2013

Ada board expands sewer survey pact

Eric Swanson Staff Writer adanewsreporter@cableone.net
The Ada News

Ada —  

Ada City Council started the new year with a light agenda on Monday.

The council approved an amendment to a contract with the national firm RJN Group, which is surveying the city’s sewer system. The firm has already begun the second phase of the survey, which includes manhole inspection training, data analysis and recommendations for upgrading the eight worst meter basins.

The city recently asked RJN to perform additional services, including dye testing, according to an amendment to the original agreement from January 2011. RJN has agreed to do the work for an additional $18,339, raising the total cost of the project to $248,365.

Funding for the project comes from Proposition 1, which is part of a special city-imposed sales tax. Three-fourth of the sales tax dollars are dedicated to road improvements and other public works projects, and the remaining one-fourth is earmarked for economic development projects.

In other business, council appointed Bronson Warren to the Ada Arts and Heritage Authority and renewed Bart Morrison’s appointment.

Warren replaces former authority member Joe Ann Dean, who has resigned from the board.

Warren’s term will expire in August 2017, and Morrison’s new term will end the following year.