Board selects engineering firm for lagoon

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


The Eupora Board of Aldermen has selected a firm to provide engineering services for grant-funded lagoon improvements.

The city has received a $450,000 Community Development Block Grant to repair and stabilize the municipal sewage lagoon dikes. The grant requires no matching funds.

On Nov. 18, the board opened proposals from three engineering firms seeking to provide their services for the project: Calvert-Spradling Engineers, Cook Coggin Engineers and Smith Seckham Reid.

After review of the proposals, Calvert-Spradling received the highest rating from the board and was selected as the project engineer.

Also last week, no comments or questions were received during a public hearing regarding a grant application. The city is applying for a Community Facilities Grant/Loan from USDA Rural Development to buy a new police vehicle (all-wheel drive Ford SUV with police interceptor engine).

Planner George Crawford of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District provided information was present for the engineer selection and public hearing.

(Additional action taken at the Nov. 18 meeting will be published in a future article.)