By BARBARA GREEN
The City of Bowie is moving forward with laying a new sewer line to serve nearly 100 homes on the southside of town, and will begin initial clean-out and planning to repair flood damage in the Lamb and Nelson Street areas.
Council members approved using nearly $300,000 from the restricted infrastructure fund for both projects, but made adjustments in the amounts requested asking to see additional plans and costs. Use of these funds for infrastructure work require council approval.
City Manager Bert Cunningham offered both proposals. The sewer line project would lay approximately 2,400 feet from Ussery to Mill Street along the Union Pacific Railroad. Estimated cost of the project is $241,721.47. Engineers are preparing the design which will then be put out for bid.
The manager said they have discovered some line problems in the area where a dozen tiny houses are being placed, along with other building planned in the area. Overall, that line impacts 75 to 100 residences in this area.
Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.