Council approves bid for water line crossing Settingdown Creek

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CUMMING, Ga. — In a meeting that lasted just under 30 minutes, Cumming City Council approved a number of bids, including one for $812,373 to Universal Underground Contractors for the Hwy. 369 water line crossing Settingdown Creek.

The good news is that funding for the project will be completely reimbursed by Georgia Department of Transportation.

Council also approved:

  • The purchase of a trackhoe from Bobcat of Atlanta in the amount of $69,699.59. The City had approved the purchase from another vendor earlier in the year and expected to have the backhoe delivered. But when the company could not deliver it until March 2023, staff rebid the purchase and Council approved it unanimously.
  • A request for a variance on the number of parking spaces for a business at 1080 Sanders Road from 37 to 51, including three handicap spaces
  • The replacement of deteriorating high voltage power lines at a cost of $264,100. The low bidder was Jerry Pruitt Electrical Contractors.
  • The bid of Compass Security to install security cameras at the Water Distribution Division Shop at a cost of $42,173.39.
  • The emergency replacement of an influent drum screen that has been in service for about 15 years at the wastewater plant in the amount of $109,598.

The installation of a 12-inch water line extension on Vision Drive at a cost of $390,000. The vendor is Jasper Grading and Pipeline.

Mayor Troy Brumbalow read a proclamation in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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