New pump station to alleviate Fowler region in Forsyth County

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — At their April 9 work session, Forsyth County Commissioners gave the go-ahead for the construction of a Post Road pump station and force main in the amount of $1.2 million.

The issue will come before commissioners at their April 18 meeting for final approval.

The bid was awarded to Griffin Brothers, Inc.

Water and Sewer Director Tim Perkins said the project is needed to get flow into the Manor Water Reclamation Plant.

The project was initially budgeted at $2 million.

“I think we got a very good price on it, so it’s under what was expected,” Perkins said.

The flow to Fowler’s Water Reclamation Plant will be minimized allowing for the maximum flow to go to the Manor plant.

“The real need in the Manor is that they don’t have enough reuse water to meet their irrigation needs,” Perkins said. “Because there’s not enough houses to produce that much flow. This will help balance the water need in the Manor subdivision and reuse water that the homes and golf course need.”

Chairman Pete Amos said the Fowler area is projected to grow. The pump station will give more stability to the area and take flow from the Fowler plant.

The funds will come from the Capital Improvements Program.

In other business at the work session:

  • Commissioners approved for the Fleet Services Department to apply to the Georgia Department of Transportation for the 2013-14 Transit Operating Assistance Grant Program in an amount not to exceed $480,465 with a match not to exceed $290,465. The items help fund the county’s Dial-A-Ride program.
  • Authorized refurbishing two Crown Victoria police interceptors for a total cost of $27,500.
  • Accepted a bid for the construction of a culvert on Nichols Drive in the amount of $121,300.
  • Authorized a change order with AMEC on the construction documents for the North Parks.
  • Proposed modifications to the Forsyth County Unified Development Code (UDC) regarding the rezoning application process and vested rights. A new draft reflecting changes will be presented at the May 2 Board of Commissioners’ public hearing.
  • Postponed an agreement between Forsyth County and No Longer Bound related to sewer acquisition and a payment schedule to the April 23 work session.
  • Proposed moving forward with public hearing process modifying the tobacco paraphernalia law.
  • Appointed Jayne Iglesias to the Forsyth County Planning Commission for District 2 after Pam Livesay’s announcement she would leave the board.
  • Appointed Ana Nicole “Niki” Collela to the Department of Family and Children Services Board to fill the unexpired term of Nicole Morgan.

<i>This article was published in the Forsyth Herald April 17, 2013 edition<i/>