An extension of the current water agreement between the city of Lincolnton and Lincoln County will be weighed by members of the City Council during their meeting Thursday night.
The contract, which includes an addition stipulating that the agreement be extended on a month-to-month basis for a one-year period, will be presented by City Manager Jeff Emory.
As the Times-News previously reported, the county’s Board of Commissioners signed off on a study in April to assist in water-purchase negotiations with the city.
Specifically, the study’s purpose was to compare the cost of expanding the county’s water-treatment plant on Lake Norman with the cost of buying the needed extra water from the city, which has been looking for additional water customers.
At the time, County Manager George Wood said he believed it would probably be cheaper to purchase the necessary water from the city, but he noted that the study would allow them to know for sure.
Also at Thursday’s meeting, City Planning Director Laura Simmons will present a roughly $276,000 contract with Eaglewood, Inc. for completion of Phase III of the Marcia H. Cloninger Rail-Trail Project for consideration by council members.
At the council’s previous meeting, Simmons gave an update on the project, noting that the city had received approval from the state of the revised construction plans. The bidding process began toward the end of June.
Council members are also set to discuss a potential sidewalk installation on and around Newbold Street following recent requests by nearby residents. The proposal includes three phases, with a total cost of $130,000.
Other items on the meeting’s agenda include: