City Council to vote on company for $7.4M project


Corryn Brock | The Daily Eastern News

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, reads a resolution at the City Council meeting Oct. 5, 2021.

Luke Taylor, News Editor

Charleston’s city council will vote on contracts for engineering services to work on the $7.4 million Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project.

The first contract would be with Donohue and Associates, Inc., which has provided a proposal for a design of the project.

The second contract would be with the UpChurch Group, Inc., which has worked on the wastewater treatment plant in 2010 and has provided a proposal to perform the work.

The council will also be voting on an amendment to the city’s Towing of Vehicles agreement between the Charleston Police Department and local towing agencies.

This agreement establishes guidelines for when the department has the authority to have a vehicle towed, as well as scheduling for a rotational list of towing agencies who have signed up to participate in city towing.

It also includes requirements for agency response times and fees.

The council will also vote on whether to provide tourism funds to the Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation.

The foundation has requested $1,500 to cover expenses relating to the Harvest Frolic at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site on Sept. 25 and 26 of this year.

The Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation submitted a request for the funds to the Charleston Tourism Advisory Board. The board recommended that city council provide the funds.

The council will vote on whether to authorize acquisition of permanent permission from the Christ First Church to use part of their property to build a multi-use path from Sister City Park to Nursery Road.

The addition of this path is part of efforts to develop Sister City Park.

Following the action items, time is reserved for members of the public to address the council. No action will be taken on matters not listed on the agenda, and the Council is not required to take any further action or to discuss the matter further.

The council asks that those who choose to address the council speak into the microphone, limit the presentation to three minutes and avoid repetitive comments.

Luke Taylor can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]