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Hayneville addresses water issues

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

The Hayneville Town Council took actions Monday night to clear the way for the installation of a 6-inch waterline.

After Cardinal Design and Construction turned down the project, the council voted to approve the awarding of the contract to Liberty Design and Construction.

The council also voted to do a bid reduction from $122,065 to $69,815 and to notify the contractors to proceed with the project.

Mayor Helenor Bell recommended the council not participate in the sales tax holiday. She said, “I don’t feel like we are in a position to do it.”

She noted the passing of Elizabeth (Liz) Marlette, 80, a longtime teacher in Hayneville and a library board volunteer. Bell she said worked tirelessly to help bring about the new town library.

The council voted to pass a resolution recognizing Marlette for her work.

In water related items, the council approved a budget change reducing the amount for consulting services to $350 per month since the town now has a fulltime water operator.

The council voted to use funds from a certificate of deposit toward the upgrade of the computer system for town’s water department. The changes will help with water billing and reading of water meters.

Council members voted to do their Ethics Commission Training on-line.

The council also voted to pay bills and to approve the minutes of the Feb. 14 meeting.

It was reported that the military would be providing residents with dental, vision, and medical care May 3-11 at Town Hall.

“We are just so excited that they are coming,” said Bell. She called it a great opportunity for the residents to get health care, eye care and dental care.