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Work at sewer plant gets go-ahead
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Forsyth County News


The Forsyth County commission on Tuesday approved two bids for infrastructure at the Fowler Wastewater Treatment Facility.

The Lower Big Creek pump station project was awarded to Reeves Contracting Company for about $3.5 million.

The force main at Lower Big Creek was awarded to Gary's Grading and Pipeline for about $3.5 million.

Funding for the projects will come from state loans.

The completion, expected in late 2012, will allow the county to save money by treating more of its own water instead of sending it to Fulton County.

Also during the work session, the commission:

• Sent an alcohol ordinance modification to two public hearings.

The change would allow nonprofits to hold a special event serving permit for up to 12 days per year instead of five.

• Approved change orders from CH2M Hill for engineering services at the water treatment facility and permitting for the future Shakerag Water Reclamation Facility.

Commissioner Patrick Bell suggested officials start scrutinizing monetary change orders to prevent unnecessary spending.

• Appointed Jack Shoemake as the District 1 representative on the Zoning Board of Appeals and Todd Holbrook as the District 1 member on the parks and recreation board.

-- Note: All votes were 5-0 unless otherwise noted.