After months of discussion, the Danielsville City Council finally approved replacing the Madison Street sewer lift station June 7, at a cost of $47,976. The cost covers building materials and a new above-ground pump, but not labor.
The council has inspected a number of other municipal sewer facilities over the past several months prior to making a decision.
The city will next advertise for bids for labor for the facility and will open those bids at its next business meeting, scheduled for July 12.
In other business, the council changed water bill due dates from the 10th to the 15th of the month. Water customers will also be given 60 instead of 40 days to pay their late water bills. Both these policies will take effect July 1.
Following a public hearing, council members approved changes to the zoning ordinance and map. Of note is a change in the building inspection code that now calls for any structure 12 feet by 14 feet (or larger) to require a building permit. Previously, a building permit was only needed if the structure’s cost exceeded $10,000. The council received no public comment on the changes.
A new city cemetery ordinance was passed that allows two cremation urns to be interred in one lot.
A beer and wine license was approved for AB Essentials Inc. (old Royal Foods Store).
The council agreed to pay for Internet and telephone service at the Danielsville Volunteer Fire Department at a cost of about $100 per month.
The council tabled a decision on a water connection between the county and city water systems on Hwy. 98 west of town until its July meeting.
The council agreed to submit three city streets for the Department of Transportation’s new Local Maintenance and Improvement Grant (formerly LARP). The streets to be submitted are Crawford W. Long Street (from Veteran’s Drive to the city limits), Madison Street (from Colbert-Danielsville Road to the city limits) and Ridgeway Drive (from Northridge drive to the cul-de-sac).
The city’s regular business meeting was rescheduled from Monday, July 5, to Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. due to the Independence Day holiday.