Approval of Minutes
- October 1, 2001 Regular Session
Mayor Boyette announced that the minutes of the October
1, 2001 meeting were open for review and adoption. There
being no corrections to the minutes, Councilman Hodges
made the motion to approve the October 1, 2001 minutes.
Councilman Ebron seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Water Plant Project
- Information Presentation - Cavanaugh & Associates
Mayor Boyette stated that Mr. Kevin Burch and Mr. Joe
Hardee representing the Engineering Firm of Cavanaugh
and Associates were present.
Mr. Burch explained that the Town=s new water system would
be a Reverse Osmosis system very similar to the water
treatment facility in Ponzer, Hyde County's system. Mr.
Burch explained that this system would produce good quality
water with an appealing taste and no color.
Mr. Burch explained that this new system would include
the capacity of 1 million gallons per day, the addition
of a ground storage tank which will hold 300,000 gallons
of treated water, would include removing the 75,000 gallon
tank behind the fire department on Haslin Street and the
repainting of the tank on Lee Street at the Public Works
Mr. Burch stated that the bid opening for this project
was set in three separate bids as Contract 1 - General
Construction - $1,684,000.00, Contract 2 Water Plant -
Electrical Construction will not be awarded at this time
and 3 - Water Line Distribution Improvements- with completed
tabulation - $247,989.50.
Mayor Boyette asked for
any questions from the Council for the public. There being
no questions from the Council, Mr. Terry Sparrow, resident
of 952 East Main Street, asked if there would be any discharge
from the treatment of water and if so, what amount. Mr.
Burch stated the discharge amount would be an estimated
100,000 per day for 20% of the amount of water treated.
Water Plant Project
Mayor Boyette stated that the total project estimate for
the Water Plant is $3.3 million, which is the largest
infrastructure project to date. Mayor Boyette stated that
the well drilling portion of the contract would have to
be rebid along with the refurbishing of the water tank
on Lee Street and the demolition of the 75,000 tank on
Haslin Street, due to not receiving enough bids at the
September 25, 2001 bid opening. Mr. Burch explained that
this bid opening would be on Wednesday, October 31, 2001
at 2:00 P.M. The bid tabulation is included for review.
Mayor Boyette explained that the delay in the rebidding
for the two separate contracts would not delay the progress
of the project.
Mayor Boyette asked for
a motion to award the two bids for construction of the
water plant and the distribution lines. Councilman Ebron
made the motion to award the following bids and authorizing
the appropriate town officials to execute the necessary
documents. Water Plant Construction, Contract 1, General
Construction to Seaside Utilities in the amount of $1,684,000.00
and Water Line Distribution Improvements Contract 3 to
Manning Builders, Inc. in the amount of $247,989.50. Councilwoman
Heath seconded the motion which carried unanimously.
Ceremony for the Water Treatment Plant
Mayor Boyette stated that the Council needed to set a
date for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Water Plant
Construction. Mayor Boyette suggested Monday or Tuesday,
October 22 or 23. After some discussion the consensus
of the Council was to set the groundbreaking for the Water
Plant Construction on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 4:00
P.M. at the site of the present well field and future
Water Plant Site.
Mayor Boyette stated that First Baptist Church of Belhaven
had contacted him to sign a proclamation celebrating the
church's 100 year anniversary. Mayor Boyette read the
Church of Belhaven - 100 Years
Proclamation - October 15, 2001
Whereas, one of the oldest Black Churches
in Belhaven, North Carolina - First Baptist Church of
Belhaven - is celebrating its One Hundred Year Anniversary
on Sunday, October 28, 2001; and
anniversary reflects one-hundred years of support and
commitment to First Baptist Church by hundreds of our
people through participation in its Sunday School, Church
Services, Missionary Service, Willing Workers Committee,
Youth Enrichment Group and Beautification Committee; and
church has been led throughout the twentieth century by
distinguished Spirit-filled pastors: Reverend S. T. Knight,
Reverend J. F. Waff, Reverend A. L. Parker, Reverend W.
H. A. Stallings, Reverend C. P. Briley; Reverend Dallas
Spruill, Reverend Sylvester Lloyd, Reverend Daniel Lamb,
Reverend Daniel Saunders, Reverend G. L. Harris, Reverend
L. W. Chase, and currently, Reverend Marc J. DeNeal; and
the church has provided much influence in the community
over the past hundred years and has touched and shaped
the lives of countless persons; church members have always
been dedicated, active and committed to its "Reasonable
Christian Service"; and
Whereas, Belhaven is pleased to recognize
the First Baptist Church and its congregation on this
special occasion and we share in the commemoration of
the church=s one-hundred year anniversary.