July 8, 2004

City Council Receives Pool Progress Report At July Meeting

Work continues to progress on the new swimming pool according to the report from the city superintendents during the July 1 meeting of the Memphis City Council.

Street Superintendent Roy Monroe reported that the foundation for the chemical room has been completed with the floor to be poured next week. Monroe stated that a large portion of the electrical work is completed and the main line from the pool to the surge basin has been laid.

Work on the retaining wall and the pool house is expected to begin in the next few weeks.

The council considered bids for split-face concrete blocks for the pool house. The aldermen voted 4-0 to accept the low estimate of $2.15 per block from Hopkins Lumber.

The city also received estimates for replacing the light poles on the perimeter of the square. A report from Superintendent Dave Kittle gave an estimated cost of $500 per pole. The cost did not include hardware or the cost of the concrete. Directional boring to place the poles will cost up to $7.50 per foot.

Kittle indicated there are a few poles that will need to be replaced in the near future.

Mayor Ron Alexander presented a letter from the Scotland County Commission regarding an increased charge for dispatching fees for the Memphis City Police Department.

The issue was tabled until the August meeting.

During the citizen participation portion of the meeting, LaMayra Brown requested the council consider taking over the maintenance of the access road to her motherís home. She stated the road to the Eva Ahland residence was in a shape of disrepair, with numerous potholes.

Mayor Alexander indicated the issue would be reviewed with the city attorney to determine the cityís options.

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