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Storm sewer projects look to continue





For two years, stormwater sewer lining projects in the city of Hays have been restoring deteriorating metal pipe. Hays city commissioners, at Thursday's 6:30 p.m. meeting at city hall, will vote on entering into a contract to continue the process.

A bid from Utility Solutions LLC for $175,735 to line 1,459 linear feet, approximately 0.9 percent of the total storm sewer pipe in Hays, with a spin-cast cement product will be considered by commissioners.

If awarded the bid, it would be the first year for Utility Solutions to receive the Hays stormwater pipe bid. The company also would be using a new material to perform the work.

"We're comfortable with both at this point," Stormwater Superintendent Nick Willis said during last week's Hays City Commission work session.

The proposed award consists of a base bid comprising pipes along Oak from 17th to just north of 18th and near 22nd and Farley Place. Alternates suggested include pipe near Montgomery ditch bridges on Sixth and Seventh and a short section of pipe at 13th and Oak.

Other agenda items include:

* A resolution that would authorize Friends of the Hays Dog Park to develop a dog park in three phases.

* Award of bid and Federal Aviation Administration application for funding for purchase of a snow blower for Hays Regional Airport.

* Elimination of school zones in locations that no longer have active schools.

* Scheduling of Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act public hearing for June 13 for retirement of Via Christi health care facility revenue bonds.