City water, restroom plans move ahead

By BOB PALMER
Jimplecute Editor
Jefferson aldermen approved plans for a public restroom and accepted the low bid for a $500,000 water line project, Tuesday. Mike Spenser with Heartland Park and Recreation said plan revisions resulted in a lower price for the public restroom to be located across from the Courthouse on Polk.
Spencer said items like using stained concrete floors instead of tile saved money.

 

Plans include a dog park, park benches as well as central heat and air.

 

“The original plan was vented,” Spencer said. “That’s pretty uncomfortable during summer.”

 

Spencer’s proposal came to $238,000. The council voted to seek a grant from Jefferson Economic Development Corporation to fund the project.

 

The Broadway water line project from Line Street to FM 881 was awarded to the low bidder, Terry Black Construction, for $498,000.

 

On the recommendation of City Administrator Kevin Huckabee the council amended a city ordinance to closer reflect recent action limiting dogs running loose in the city.

 

The city code now reads “owner of any dog shall not allow it to run at large.” Dogs must be in the company and control of the owner, either on or off a leash.

 

Mayor Carey Heaster announced…

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