Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities’ officials agreed to sign a general county-wide agreement with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) during its November meeting last week.

“The county let the agreement lapse so the LCBPU decided to set up a new agreement which requires a $100,000 surety bond. The general agreement allows LCBPU to do work within TDOT road right-of-ways throughout the county,” said Chris Merz, LCBPU superintendent. “Without the agreement, a bond would be required for each job permit and would add up to more cost.”

Earlier in the meeting, representatives from two churches gathered in the conference room with a request for the board to consider a waterline extension along Wright Church Road up to 1,100-feet. Barry Brown, of Brown Construction, presented maps of the area and discussed potential sites for one or two road bores, since there is no water line on the west side of Huntsville Highway.

Brown requested that LCBPU consider mitigating some of the infrastructure costs, should they approve the project. But before the board considers an extension, the board would have to discuss all options and have a flow test conducted to determine how it would affect the industrial park, said Bob Ramsey, engineer.

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