City Council learns about infrastructure upgrades in Natchitoches

City Council June 26 2017

 

The City Council held a public hearing at its meeting June 26 to discuss Water System Improvements and utility infrastructure upgrades. City Utility Director Charles Brossette presented Council members with a report on recent, ongoing and future upgrades in Natchitoches. Two of the upgrades were voted on by the Council.

Water Plant:
Treatment plant #2 scraper drive rebuild
Treatment plant #3 filter bay rehabilitation
Install influent and effluent flow meters to track and reduce water loss
Install backwash clarifier for all plants to reduce sludge discharge
Continued sludge removal at Chaplains Lake
Replacement of Lime feeder hoppers
Rehabilitation of Sibley Lake intake structure to repair cracks and install gates to better facilitate cleaning and future maintenance. Gates will allow water plant to better prepare for lake stratification (turn-over) by adjusting water intake depth.

Electrical Distribution:
Replaced underground primary cable and transformers on Hancock and Watson and at JW Thomas apartments
Built new distribution line on Hwy. 478 to I-49
Installed new underground primary cable and transformers in Bell Harbor and Country Club Estates subdivisions
Replaced underground primary cable and transformers on Parkway
Installed new distribution line to 911 Center on Public Safety Way
Install new 69KV breakers at Bypass, Hwy. 1 South, and Sibley Lake substations to facilitate ring bus feed
Replace overhead distribution system on Second and Amulet to underground
Convert Adelaide, Sirod and Henry from overhead to underground distribution

Water Distribution by Street:
Payne – replace 2” galvanized line with 6” PVC from Lake – Amulet
Pierson – please 1”/2” galv. with 6” PVC from Lake – Levy
Jordan – replace 1” galv. with 6” PVC from Pavie to Lafayette
Salim – replace 2” galv. with 8” PVC from Lafayette – Hill
Julia – replace 2” galv. with 6” PVC from Amulet – Lake
Holmes, Silver and Northern – replace 2” galv. with 6” PVC
Genti and Railroad – replace 2” galv. with 6” PVC
Hampton – replace 2” galv. with 4” PVC on East end
Robbins – replace 2” galv. with 8” PVC from University – Bossier
Roy – replace 2” galv. with 8” PVC from North Fifth – end
Behan – replace 2” galv. with 3” PVC from University – Bossier
Holmes Street – replace 2” galv. with 6” PVC from Stella – Amelia
12” line crossing Cane River from Jefferson – Williams at Keyser
Public Safety Way – install 400’ of 8” PVC and hydrant
Second Street – replace 6” galv. with 12” PVC from Lafayette – St. Denis

Sewer Collection:
Citywide manhole rehabilitation – Hwy. 1 South, Mill, Fairground, Amulet, Mandell, Welch, Hwy. 1 Bypass by Alliance Compressors, Culbertson, Corner of Grayson and Koonce, Mill (in front of the Fort), and more
Marylyn – lift station rehabilitation
Rapides – lift station replacement/enlargements
Martin – Replace force main (possibly bigger pumps)
Hwy. 1 Bypass – replace floor at lift station by Clayton Homes
Rehab Grand Ecore lift station
Public Safety Way – install 400’ of new 6” sewer line (911 Center)
New master lift station

Wastewater Plant:
Replacement of surge basin diversion gate
Replacement of bar screen conveyor
Repair thickener #2 rake drive reduction gear housing
Rehabilitation of effluent UV lights
Replacement of back-up generator fuel tank

Agenda items for the Council meeting included:
Award bid for two pulse fault interrupter, upright cross arm model, non-disconnect style

Approve Acquisition of a lot on the west side of Fifth Street from Rena Mae Thomas Clark for $34,500

INTRO – Award bid for the master lift station replacement (FY 2016 LCDBG: Sewer Rehabilitation)

INTRO – Award bid for raw water pump structure rehabilitation phase 2 for Sibley Lake
Approve application for grant funds from the FHWA Recreational Trails Program for Louisiana

Execute change order No. 3 to the contract between the City and Pat Williams Construction for the Rue Beauport Riverfront Project

2 thoughts on “City Council learns about infrastructure upgrades in Natchitoches

  1. why was the other subject at the pre-council mtg, questions about the proposed bridge project , not included in your reporting?

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