City Moves Forward with Water Line Re-location

The city is moving forward with the relocation of a waterline along Falls Road.

On Monday, Toccoa City Commissioners unanimously approved Dodd Construction’s bid for relocating a water line along Falls Road at Rock Quarry Road.

Dodd’s bid came at $53,000, while the other bid from a Gainesville company called Summit Underground Companies came in at $58,275.

The city’s engineering firm on the project, Carter and Sloope, solicited the bids.

The project will replace a 10 inch water line, described as a main water line by Toccoa City Manager Billy Morse last month, that is currently under a building at Falls Road and Rock Quarry Road.

In all, crews will have to replace 366 feet of the water line.

The city will use available SPLOST funds to replace and re-locate the line.

Work on the project should start within the next couple of weeks.

Also on Monday, Toccoa City Commsissioners unanimously gave staff the go-ahead to select the best bid and proceed with getting work started on repairs on the office at the city’s Water Treatment Plant.

The city received two bids for the work on Monday.  They were from Andrews Construction of Toccoa for under $8,700 and Ivester Construction of Eastanollee for between $13,000 and $14,000, depending on factors.

The work will include repairs to the office floor, as well as the file room.

City commissioners on Monday also unanimously approved moving their second meeting in December from December 23 to December 16 because of the Christmas holiday.