Water line extensions get county approval

By AUTUMN HUGHES
Posted 4/18/19

Two proposed water line extension projects are one step closer to becoming reality, based on votes Monday by the Bradley County Commission.

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Water line extensions get county approval

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Two proposed water line extension projects are one step closer to becoming reality, based on votes Monday by the Bradley County Commission.

The county’s portion of funding for the proposed projects will come from the Bradley County Public Water Funding Plan.

Both proposed projects are pending approval by the Southeast Tennessee Development District and financial commitment by the affected residents.

The first request came from Ocoee Utility District on behalf of 15 households in the area of Cedar Springs Road and Old McClure Road. The proposed distance of the water line is 2,500 feet at a cost of $54,000.

According to the project application, residents contacted Ocoee Utility District “after concerns due to the poor quality of their wells. A few other wells were then tested and found to have higher levels of coliform than water quality standards allow.” OUD then contacted the other residents of the area to gauge interest and need, the application stated.

Bradley County’s portion of the project (25 percent) would be $13,500, and OUD’s portion (50 percent) would be $27,000. The remaining 25 percent – $13,500 – would be the responsibility of the 15 households.

The second request came from Tim and Tina Colbaugh, residents of Bell Road S.E., because their well is drying up. The proposed distance of the water line is 950 feet at a cost of $23,750

According to the project application, Cleveland Utilities will pay half of the cost up to $12,000. Both Bradley County’s and the Colbaughs’ 25 percent portions is $5,938.

In other business, commissioners:

• Approved sending a letter of support to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, requesting TDOT consider including a designated multi-use/greenway path as part of the widening of State Route 11.

• Approved a resolution amending the policy for the use of the Bradley County Courthouse for special community events during non-business hours — the amendment will allow the MainStreet Cruise-In organizers to continue using the Courthouse restrooms during events.

• Approved a resolution authorizing the county mayor to enter into an annexation interlocal agreement between the city of Cleveland and Bradley County regarding the non-contiguous annexation of the property located at 2764 S. Lee Highway.

Commissioner Thomas Crye, who presented the resolution, said a 50-foot flag lot entrance makes the property non-contiguous to the Cleveland city limits.

Because the property is non-contiguous, the county commission must request annexation at the property owner’s request.

• Approved a resolution authorizing the submission of an annual application for Litter and Trash Collecting Grant for fiscal year 2019-20 from the Tennessee Department of Transportation, and authorizing the acceptance of that grant.

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