Berwick council requests capital outlay money
Town leaders adopted three resolutions requesting state capital outlay funds for sewerage system repairs, two of which have been requested two years previously without luck.
Mayor Louis Ratcliff said this is the third year a sewerage collection system on Old Spanish Trail and La. 182 and reconstruction of Old Spanish Trail, from Pattie Drive to La. 182, have been requested.
The sewerage collection system is estimated to cost $2.95 million, while the reconstruction is estimated at $6.7 million.
Meanwhile, a third request was made via resolution for funding to continue slip lining deep gravity sewer lines. The project would continue ongoing work to rehabilitate and upgrade sewerage lines. The $145,800 requested would be put toward work on Fourth, Sixth, Texas, Francis and Utah streets.
Also Tuesday, the Town Council:
—Approved a permit for the Tri-City Track Club for the Double Trouble 5K Road Race Dec. 1.
—Announced that the town’s Christmas lighting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, Ratcliff said the program will be expanded this year to include recognition of the town’s three schools, all of which received a grade of A on the recently released school performance scores.
—Announced that the Christmas lighting contest, sponsored by the Berwick Garden Club, will be Dec. 8 and 9.
—Announced that the Red Ribbon Committee-sponsored Clergy Appreciation Breakfast will be Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Patterson Area Civic Center.