Camden to decide on lagoon liner contract


From staff reports

Friday, August 24, 2018

CAMDEN — Camden commissioners will hold a special meeting next week to decide whether to grant a contract for wastewater treatment upgrades at the county's commerce park.

The county Board of Commissioners will hear a contract proposal Monday for work to replace the lagoon liner at the commerce park in the northern section of the county. The meeting is set to start at 8:30 a.m. in the courtroom of the Historic Courthouse.

Treated wastewater is held in the lagoon and over several years the lagoon's liner must be replaced. At Monday's meeting the commissioners will decide whether to grant a contract to the lone company that submitted a proposal to replace the liner. The lagoon is located at the end of McPherson Road off U.S. Highway 17.

At the commissioners' Aug. 6 meeting County Manager Ken Bowman announced the county had been approved to receive a $1.6 million Rural Ready Sites Grant. The money is to be used toward road, water and wastewater construction and upgrades at the commerce park site.

The grant does require a 25 percent county match of $400,000, which Camden has estimated to be the cost of the lagoon liner replacement.