The Thomaston City Council approved a 30-day delay in the lease with the state Probations and Parole Office at the old City Hall Building on Highway 19 North. The action came at the council’s October 16 meeting. Council member Gary Atwater and Mayor Pro Tem Doug Head were absent.
City Manager Patrick Comiskey advised the council that the Probations and Parole Office had made the request to move the lease start date from November 1 to December 1 in order to give the state department more time to move out of their current building. Council member Wallace Rhodes made a motion approving the delay in the lease. Council member Patsy Perdue seconded the motion and it was approved, 3-0.
In other business, the council authorized the City Manager to extend the city’s current sanitation services contract with Veolia for another year. Comiskey told the council that the extension will be based on the same charges and fees city residents are currently paying. Council member Jim Richards made a motion approving the authorization. Council member Rhodes seconded the motion and it was approved, 3-0.
The City Manager also brought before the council requests for authorization to approve contracts for electrical work at the Hannah’s Mill Pump Station and water line replacement on Barnes Street.
For the pump station, he requested authorization to spend up to $20,470 on the work, which will consist of re-doing some of the wiring inside the station and moving it higher to make it safer to work around. The Hannah’s Mill Pump Station pumps most of the water that the town uses for its drinking purposes out of Potato Creek, and Comiskey said they have been wanting to do this project for some time. The city received proposals on the work from J. M. Clayton, Pitts Electric, and Over and Under Electric. Council member Perdue made a motion approving the authorization. Council member Richards seconded the motion and it was approved, 3-0.
For the water line replacement work on Barnes Street, Comiskey explained that Barnes is between Griffin Avenue and Charles Street.
“We’ve already previously placed the water services on Charles a couple of years ago. That was one of our first water line replacement projects,” said Comiskey. “We did Griffin Avenue last year, and this is a short stretch between the two streets. We’re in the process of changing the sewer lines there currently and this would allow us to finish off the services on that street.”
Council member Patsy Perdue made a motion authorizing the work. Council member Rhodes seconded the motion and it was approved, 3-0.