The Ellerbe/Rockingham Sewer Project is expected to take a big step forward this week, when the Rockingham City Council considers awarding a construction bid for a major portion of the project.
The council will consider the move at its regularly monthly meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. today. The council meets at Rockingham City Hall, 514 Rockingham Road. The meeting is being held one week later than usual because of the May 8 Primary Election.
City staff is asking council to award a construction project in the amount of $850,223.51 to McArthur Construction to construct wastewater improvements to accommodate the Ellerbe/Rockingham Sewer Project.
This portion of the project is called Hitchcock Creek Sanitary Sewer Improvements, and bids for this project were received in March. The work will include upgrading — a new pump station — and moving it out of the floodplain, additional work required is piping, boring, etc.
Also Monday, the council will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to city ordinance to allow the keeping of horses on tracts of land a minimum of 10 acres in size, located in the city’s extraterritorial jurisdiction and zoned Low Density Residential (R-12).
Other agenda items include:
• Consideration of a request from the NC Department of Transportation to purchase right-of-way for Steele Street Bridge Replacement.
• Consideration and discussion of privilege license for gaming machines (video poker, computer poker, etc,.)
• Setting workshops for the 2012-2013 city budget.