Good Hope awards bid for new pump station, sewer lines

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GOOD HOPE – The Good Hope City Council on Monday night awarded a bid for a new pump station and sewer lines to Apel Machine & Supply Company, Inc. The project is a part of the City’s sewer expansion and is necessary for the new AGCOR Steel property.

The council said bids were opened last Monday with Apel being the low bidder at $269,600.

AGCOR Steel is moving to Good Hope from Vinemont and will be Good Hope’s first manufacturer. The new facility will sit on 53 acres on Industrial Drive. The company will add up to 20 new jobs and is expected to have annual sales of $8-$10 million.  AGCOR is a manufacturer of metal building components.

Living Water Services President Grady Parsons gave the council an update on the city’s routine sewer maintenance. As the city’s pumps undergo extensive cleaning, Parsons showed pictures of the many items workers are tasked with removing. One picture showed a pair of Russell baseball pants.

The pumps are running well. Parsons added, “I’m showing you the normal maintenance we do on the equipment. We want to make sure we keep things fixed and not wait until it completely crashes.”

The City has begun filling potholes on a number of area roads.

City Planner Corey Harbison named a few roads including Allred Road and Municipal Drive that they have worked on but said, “Tar will clump together if it’s below 45 degrees.”

Mayor Jerry Bartlett added, “We’ve still got several that we can do, but it needs to be dry and warm. We are going to get out again when we can.”

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