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Holts Summit Aldermen discuss sewer project

Holts Summit Aldermen discuss sewer project

June 16th, 2017 by Connor Pearson in Local News

Calvin Whitlow, of Whitlow's Computer Works, thanks the Holts Summit Board of Alderman for his business license during Thursday night's meeting.

Photo by Connor Pearson /Fulton Sun.

HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. — The Holts Summit Board of Alderman discussed several matters during their Thursday night meeting.

Sewer project continues

Allstate Consultants Project Engineer Chad Sayre said the current plans for the city's major sewer project will be submitted to the United States Department of Agriculture shortly.

"These are the latest and greatest versions of the plans," Sayre said while holding up two large rolls of schematics. "This is a big deal, and we are all very excited about it. Of the 300 easements we have been acquiring for this project, only 20 or so are left, but I know you folks haven't wanted to use eminent domain to get them."

Holts Summit City Attorney David Bandré said the city was going to need to get the last handful of easements, one way or another.

"I have a different view than Chad," he said. "We have to get these anyway we can, legally. Once we have a list of who is left, I would ask that people from the city go and talk to them. I know (Sewer Maintenance Department Supervisor) Keith Edwards has talked to them already, and he has done a whale of a job. But, the alternative is we sue, which takes time and money."

The board voted to authorize City Administrator Rick Hess to sign and submit the current plans to the USDA.

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Board prepares for July 3 fireworks

The board discussed staffing a tent during the Holts Summit July 3 Fireworks Celebration.

"I wanted to know if you would like to have a booth like you did last year," City Clerk Amy Burec said. "I know it's going to be hot out there."

Mayor Landon Oxley said he was up to the challenge.

"I ain't scared," he said.

Burec said the Alderman's booth will hand out bracelets and water to patrons, and there are bands lined up for the event.

"Our main attraction will be the Scooter Brown Band, who is a national recording artist," Burec said. "We will also have Str8 Arrow, a local act out of Jefferson City."