Progress drags on Nutrition Center

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 22, 2000

Staff Writer

June 21, 2000 10 PM

BRUNDIDGE – It appears that the building of the Nutritional Center is off schedule and the city of Brundidge is imposing fines.

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The building, which was scheduled for completion by July 6, is not going up and fines of up to $50 a day will be charged to Tekton Builders Inc., the contractors according to the contract agreement.

The $310,00 project, which is funded primarily by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, is holding up the city’s plans. City officials are wondering when they will be able to take possession of the the new facility, Brundidge Mayor Jimmy Ramage said.

"We’re taking steps to ensure the project is ongoing and we will stay behind the contractor as much as possible," said Brundidge City Administrator Britt Thomas.

In other business, the council:

· Discussed the new used oil recycling tank.

The tank is for the purpose of oil recycling. It was put in Brundidge through cooperation between city officials, the Pike County Commission, the Natural Resource and Conservation Department and other agencies.

"It’s ready for use now and all that’s left to do is put up signs," said Thomas. "I think it’s a real good thing. Troy has a facility and we needed one too."

The tank is located adjacent to the municipal building on East Troy Street.

· Was informed the Alabama Rural Water Association is going to assist the city with a source water assessment plant. The ARWA is lending its staff’s expertise to the engineering of the project and giving geological services so that the city does not have to fund such work from its budget.

"We received comfirmation on the deal Monday and it’s beneficial to our side of things," said Thomas.

· Received the Consumer Confidance Report, which is an annual report required by all public water systems regarding any levels of contamination in the water.