Fannin County Water Authority discusses expanding water lines to Temple Baptist Church in addition to Robinson Stave

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BLUE RIDGE, Ga. – During their meeting on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, the Fannin County Water Authority discussed expanding water lines to Temple Baptist Church at 28 High Country Crossing, Morganton, GA 30560, in addition to Robinson Stave at 1227 Loving Rd, Morganton, GA 30560.

It would take a little under 2,000 feet to go down highway 515, the board reported. There is a fairly large subdivision adjacent to the Temple Baptist property, and the project cost would be approximately $75,000 for labor and materials. This doesn’t include anything unforeseen that may come into play, however, such as issues with clearing rock. If this were to occur, it would be an approximate additional $8,000 for engineering costs.

All in all, it would cost the Water Authority approximately $90,000 total to include the church with the Robinson Stave Project.

The status of the water in the subdivision near the church is currently unknown, though it was said that no one residing within the subdivision has issued any complaints regarding the quality of the water.

The board discussed using existing lines for the project, but this will only occur if the lines meet the boards specifications. The water meters will also need swapping out, which will incur an additional expense.

The board says they would like to check existing lines prior to moving forward with this plan.

In addition to Temple Baptist, the board also discussed the construction currently occurring at Lake Cove.

The board discussed how to handle the service taps for Lake Cove, stating that Contractor Dusty Stanco has already staked off where he plans on placing meters as if one will be placed at every lot. The debate was whether or not to go ahead and place all taps, or to just place them for those who have already signed up and paid.

At least 25 people have actually paid their bill on the taps. The timing of the placement of the taps will ultimately impact the overall cost to the water authority.

It’s believed it would be easier to go ahead and place the taps, and the board had voted on this unanimously.

Two invoices were also approved by the board unanimously. One for Doss & Associates from October of 2018 for $10,018.75, the other for Byers Well Drilling for flow tests and water samples for My Mountain Well at $9,642.00.

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