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Council approves change-order request for North Fourth St. sewer upgrade

By JIM BROOKS
Nelson County Gazette / WBRT Radio

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 — Bardstown City Council approved a change order of $6920 for the city’s sewer line replacement project on North Fourth Street near Mockingbird Lane.

Councilman Bill Sheckles served as the presiding officer of Tuesday’s council meeting in the absence of Mayor Dick Heaton.

The change was required after the city bored from the north side of the R. J. Corman Railroad line and ran into an LG&E gas main on the south side of the railroad right-of-way.

City Engineer Jessica Filiatreau said that LG&E agreed to relocate the gas main at its expense, saving the city money. The relocation has meant an eight-week delay in the sewer main project, she explained.

Some of the change order was also to upgrade some of the old sewer system infrastructure.

The contractor — Trademark Excavating — also requested a 14-day extension on the project, which the council approved.

Mayor Dick Heaton did not attend Tuesday’s council meeting, so Councilman Bill Sheckles was elected to serve the meeting’s presiding officer.

KENTUCKY WIRED / BLUEGRASS NETWORK. The council approved a five-year pole attachment agreement with Bluegrass Network, the local contractor for the Kentucky Wired initiative.

The agreement is automatically renewable, though either party can elect to terminate the agreement.

Councilman David Dones reviews documents prior to the start of Tuesday’s council meeting.

The agreement means Bluegrass Networks will pay the city $25 per attachment for each pole it uses for its equipment.

The city had previously approved a franchise agreement to allow Bluegrass Networks to run its fiber optic lines into the city as part of the Kentucky Wired project.

NEW ASSISTANT CITY CLERK. Sheckles introduced Gary Little as the new assistant city clerk. He will assist City Clerk Mary Riley with her duties. Little will replace current assistant clerk Jennifer Eggemeier, who is transferring to the city’s finance department.

NEXT UP. The Bardstown City Council’s next meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, in the council chambers next to the Rec. Center on Xavier Drive.

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