Pineville Approves Additional Funds For Water Tower
Pineville aldermen approved measures Tuesday, Oct. 24, to move forward with construction of a new water tower.
Public works director Chris Tinsley said the estimate for concrete and the foundation of the water tower is expected to come in at $26,000.
Aldermen approved the extra money needed. Several variables such as elevation of the hill on which the tower will be located – in addition to a soil survey – helped engineers determine that additional materials are needed.
Tinsley said the 5-foot footing will have an 18-inch thick slab on top of it. The footing will stick out of the ground by three feet on the backside. Engineers will utilize 30 truckloads of concrete for the foundation.
Aldermen also approved the lowest bid for piping for the water tank.
In other business, city council members approved an ordinance to add Chapter 420 Recreational Vehicles to the Code of the City of Pineville. Aldermen approved it on its first reading. The ordinance will need a second reading, which will take place at the next city council meeting.
Aldermen also agreed to go out to bid on a rock ditch that was severely damaged in the April flood.
Upcoming meetings include a budget discussion at 7 p.m., Nov. 9, at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.