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Hawkins BOE, Surgoinsville BMA tackle sewer plan stumbling blocks

January 28th, 2014 7:42 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins BOE, Surgoinsville BMA tackle sewer plan stumbling blocks

SURGOINSVILLE — Following a joint meeting Monday evening, the Hawkins County Board of Education and town of Surgoinsville appear to be back on the same page with regard to the town’s proposed $3.5 million sewer project which will serve the two local schools.

BOE Chairman Randy Collier requested Monday’s meeting with the Surgoinsville Board of Mayor and Aldermen to get some questions about the project answered, particularly with regard to some language missing from the current contract about sewer system maintenance on the school grounds.

City leaders, and their engineers, assured the BOE Monday that requested language will be added to the contract. 

At the top of that list are provisions pertaining to maintenance of new septic tanks that will be installed on the grounds of both schools, which will be the town’s responsibility.

School board members also had questions about the old sewage treatment plant, which will be demolished by the town as part of the construction process, and routine pump maintenance and replacement, which also falls under the town’s responsibility. 

For an expanded version of this article, please see Tuesday's print edition or our expanded electronic edition.

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