Dunbar city officials are moving forward with plans to overhaul the city's sewer system.
Council members advanced a bond ordinance authorizing the project to proceed and securing funding for repairs.
The ordinance authorizes the acquisition and construction of certain extensions, additions, betterments, and improvements to the existing public sewer system and financing the cost thereof.
In adherence to the ordinance, the issuance of bonds is not to exceed $14,560,458.
Attorney John Stump of Steptoe & Johnson said the estimated cost of the sewer project is $12,560,458. However, the bond ordinance allows for an additional $2 million in the event there is a bid overrun or the city has to borrow more money.
The project is comprised of three separate parts and the city will award three separate contracts, Sanitary Department Director Ron Byrnside said.
The first contract will cover the sewer system from 10th Street to Edwards Circle.
Byrnside said the second contract "will be 10th Street, Moore Avenue area all the way down on that side of the railroad tracks."
The third contract will cover Roxalana Road from the interstate exchange all the way to Roxalana Hills Apartments.
By law, the city is required to accept the lowest bid that meets all the specified requirements. Bids will open for bid beginning at 2 p.m. on Oct. 17.
In other business, plan to make lawbreakers pay up by passing the first reading of two new ordinances.