City to spend $1.45 million on system for water plant

Published: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 20:24 PM.

Funding for the project is coming from the city’s water fund.

Consultant Greg Churchill, with Rivers and Associates, said the work would serve the city for the next 20 years or more.

In other business on Monday night, the board:

-- unanimously voted to approve the employment contract of the city’s new city manager, Frank Bottorff. His annual salary will be $111,808, and he is scheduled to start work on Nov. 12, working with current manager Jim Freeman during a transitional period until Freeman’s planned retirement.

-- unanimously voted to put $1,458 in the operating budget of the Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation. The money was raised at a Sept. 17 fundraiser.

-- unanimously voted for the city to apply for a N.C. Brownfields Agreement in which the old Phoenix Recycling property would be acquired while exempting it from liability from any contamination found on the site. The abandoned site is on Craven County property behind the Wells Wayside furniture store near the Tucker Creek subdivision. It operated during the 1990s but the company went bankrupt and abandoned the location.

-- unanimously agreed to allow Phase 1 environmental testing on the Trader Store property to be  paid for from the EPA Brownfields grant obtained by the city in 2012.



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