By Tony Farkas
GROVETON — The city of Groveton will wait a bit longer for improvements to its water system.
At the June 26 meeting of the Groveton City Council, the council approved seeking new bids for digging a water well, as the engineering firm had problems with the required advertising for the original bids.
Mayor Ralph Bennett said the city intends to tie a third well into the city’s water system. He also said they are about 3 years behind on the project but should be opening and awarding bids at the next council meeting.
The project should be completed within 18 months.
In related business, the council approved paying the $6,248 bill for Inframark, which manages the city’s water and sewer system.
Bennett said that during that discussion, Inframark representatives said that dredging on the wastewater ponds will begin July 10, which will bring it into compliance with TCEQ regulations.
In other business, the council:
•proclaimed June 19 as Juneteenth Day in the city;
•discussed future review and enforcement of city ordinances; and
•approved the renewal of the city’s CDs at a higher interest rates. Bennett said the CDs are for purchase of the library building and other emergency funds.