Council OK’s Sewer Line Bid

WINNSBORO (Feb. 2, 2017) – In a meeting that spanned an entire two minutes, Town Council on Jan. 17 officially accepted the winning bid on the McCulley Creek sewer line project.

Upon the recommendation of the project’s engineers, AECOM, of Columbia, Council unanimously accepted the $1,092,902 bid from McClam & Associates, of Little Mountain. McClam was the lowest of five bids, which ranged from a high of $1,530,308 from State Utility Contractors, Inc., of Monroe, N.C., to a second-lowest $1,101,613.25 from LAD Corporation of West Columbia.

According to the recommendation letter from project manager Keith B. Cannon of AECOM, the recommendation is contingent upon Winnsboro receiving additional funding from the S.C. Department of Commerce. During their Jan. 3 meeting, Cyndi Gawronski, CDBG Manager for the Central Midlands Council of Governments, told Council that the Department of Commerce was willing to kick in an additional $185,589 for the project, provided the Town could come up with 10 percent in matching funds. Council agreed to apply for the extra funding.

The project will replace smaller, aging sewer lines near the Town’s water treatment plant.

Mt. Zion Park

Council also approved a $4,700 bid from Palmetto Earthworks to seed the banks at the Mt. Zion greenway park in order to prevent erosion. The project will be tackled in two phases. Phase one is slated to begin by the end of the month and will entail the tilling of the soil and the planting of rye grass seed. A shallow diversion trench will also be cut above the planted area.

Phase two, which should begin between the middle of April and early May, will involve spreading lime and mulch, followed by the planting of Bermuda grass seed.


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