CLAYTON — City council held a workshop session last Thursday to discuss sewer and water service for the old village portion of Clayton as well as the road program curb and gutter replacement project.
The first half of the workshop focused on the possibility of supplying sewer and water to the old village area.
“Basically we brought council back up to date on things we had talked about in the past and to inform our newest council member, Mike Stevens, because the old village is in his ward, about the past discussions,” said City Manager Rick Rose.
The city turned to the county and the county hired an engineering firm to perform core drillings and to develop a calculated estimate of what it would cost to run sewer and water to 71 properties. That project got tabled but during the workshop council was updated on the information that had been gathered and to establish a date for a neighborhood meeting with affected residents. Rose set that meeting would take place in early spring.
During the road program discussion, council was given basic information about which roads would be included in the 2016 paving program. There was also discussion about replacing curb and gutter and problems that might be encountered on specific roads where multiple paving projects have paved over the gutter edge.
An open meeting will be held with residents of Savina Road to see if they would like to have their road included in the 2016 program. That meeting will take place on February 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the government center council chambers. Letters have been mailed to notify residents about the meeting.
“Savina is one of those roads that have had its curb and gutter paved over, so we will have some logistics issues with having to mill the road down and replace curb and gutter,” Rose said. He pointed out that the road could remain unpaved for a couple of months after the milling process takes place and while the curb and gutter are being replaced.
“We want the residents to be aware of that before we jump into that project,” Rose noted.
Residents would be advised of the cost estimate to replace the curb and gutter. Residents would have the opportunity to hire someone to do the work or the city will hire a contractor to perform the work and residents assessed for the work on their property tax bill.