City Council to vote on purchase of ozone chiller for WTP

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

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The City Council will vote on 12 action items during its meeting Tuesday, one including the emergency purchase of a new ozone chiller for the water treatment plant.

The resolution says if it is approved, the total cost of the emergency purchase for a new ozone chiller will not exceed $32,640.

With only one ozone chiller currently working dependably, the replacement of the one is important because they “treat the city water supply,” according to the resolution.

The City Council will also vote on four TIF ordinances.

City planner Steve Pamperin said Mike Day, owner of Mike and Stan’s 504 Club, is asking to do brick repair and tuck pointing on the west foundation brick wall; if approved, the ordinance would authorize the allocation of $10,000 in TIF funds for the project. The total project is approximately $21,843, he said.

Another ordinance would approve the allocation of $18,900 in TIF funds for a project at 601, 603 and 605 Monroe Ave.

Richard Sayer and Chris Prefontaine are asking for a new roofing system; the total project amount is $37,800, Pamperin said.

Another ordinance would approve the allocation of $9,000 in TIF funds for a project at 620 6th St.

The project would include recovering the existing flat roof portion of the building, Pamperin said. The total project is $18,000.

The last ordinance would authorize the allocation of $8,135 in TIF funds for a project at 710 Jackson Ave., Pamperin said.

The project includes repainting the front exterior and recovering the existing flat roof; the total project is $16,270, he said.

The City Council will also vote on a resolution that would approve the power purchase agreement for Solar Energy Supply at the water treatment plant main pump station and the water treatment plant if it gets approved.

The resolution says the city has worked with Straight Up Solar and Shrine Development Partners in order to “construct renewable solar energy” at the WWTP and WTP.

Councilmembers voted to place this resolution on file for public inspection during both its May 7 and May 21 meetings.

The City Council will also vote on accepting a bid award for MFT street materials for FY19 to FY20.

If the city decided to purchase certain street materials, city clerk Deborah Muller said this bid award would guarantee that the prices for each material would remain the same for the entirety of FY19 to FY20.

The City Council will also vote on three resolutions concerning the closure of certain streets during the summer for three separate events.

If approved, one resolution would authorize the closure of portions of streets for the Four on the Fourth: Four-Mile Foot Race, which will take place on July 4.

Another would authorize the closure of streets for the Red, White and Blue days, which will take place from July 3 through July 4.

The last resolution would authorize the closure of Monroe Avenue and 5th Street on August 17 for the First Christian Church Community Block Party.

The City Council will also vote on two raffle licenses.

If approved, one license would authorize the IAFF Charleston Firefighters Local 3200 to raise funds for themselves on July 31 at 4 p.m. The other license would authorize the Charleston Elks Lodge 623 to raise funds for Elks Charities, including disabled children and veterans, on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on 720 6th St., according to the license.

Mayor Brandon Combs will also announce his appointment of Glenna Starkey to fill the remaining amount of Blair Lord’s three-year term on the Historic Preservation Commission at the meeting.

Logan Raschke can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].