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Board approves one waterline, tables another

The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved one waterline project and tabled another Monday night during their regularly scheduled meeting.
Board members voted unanimously to table a $72,000 project that would reroute an eroded water main near the Raintree Development on Shelton Road. The main, which was valved off last December, was installed in 1996 across a drainage ditch.
“Over the last 17 years,” said Tim Overly, the town’s utilities director, “erosion has exposed the pipe and the concrete encasement to the point where the pipe is impacting the flow pattern. Since the water system is looped, there has been no drop in the service level. But long term, the main needs to be replaced.”
Overly proposed that a new waterline be hung from the Shelton Road bridge to reroute the system.
Bringing into account the future Shelton Road widening project, Mayor Stan Joyner asked whether the waterline should be rerouted before the completion of the project.
“I hate to spend $72,000 just to come back and have to do it again,” he said.
The board will revisit the project in two weeks.
Board members also approved a project that will provide water to around 20 homes recently annexed by the town.
A $845,811 contract with KAJACS was approved to construct waterlines along Sycamore Road and Sycamore Farms Road.
Because the residents are not currently serviced by public water, they do not have access to fire hydrants.
“The plan of services for the annexed area called for bring fire protection to the area within five years of being annexed,” Overly said.
The residents, who must pay an $870 tap fee, will be notified of the services by mail.

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