A bid for the relocation of water lines for the road project in the
Zollicoffer area has been approved locally and at the state level.
Water lines along KY 90, where plans are to widen the road and
construct a shoulder, have to be relocated for the project. During a
meeting of the utility commission on Thursday, March 5, MUC manager
Scott Upchurch said that bids for the relocation of the lines were
opened on February 13 and Weddle Enterprises was awarded the bid at
approximately $1.1 million.
Upchurch said the state has accepted that bid, since they will
shoulder the cost for the project. He did recommend that the utility
commission approve a betterment plan for the project, which would
allow the three-inch water lines in the area be replaced with six-
The MUC would have to pay for the upgrade cost which is about
$40,000, according to Upchurch. The commission approved the plan.
Also during the meeting, the commission opened the only bid they
received regarding a hay lease of nearly 50 acres of land located
near the water treatment plant. They advertised for farmers who were
interested in a three-year lease on the project to submit bids, and
the only bid was received from Keeton Farms for $4,001 per year.
The bid was awarded to Keeton Farms.
A couple of others matters of business were discussed before the
meeting was adjourned. Upchurch said that spring flushing should
begin later this month.
He also noted that the MUC is currently in the processing of
refunding meter deposits to customers who are in good standing. The
refunds basically are credits to customers bills and Upchurch said
they have been doing them in groups according to the year the deposit was paid. They are currently up to the year 2000 for refunds, he noted.