Sewer project moving forward

In a very brief meeting on election night, the Hazlehurst Board of Aldermen authorized advertisement for bids on the long-anticipated sewer project.

The city applied about two years ago for grant funds on this project, explained Alderman Shirley Sandifer.

The project will provide new lines and will raise the manholes on several streets in neighborhoods prone to drainage problems. Streets to be included in the project include portions of St. Charles, Ainsworth, Lee, and Massengill to the lagoon.

“Sewage has been backing up in people’s homes,” said Sandifer. “This will alleviate that problem.”

The project will be funded with  a $440,000 grant.

The regular May meeting was very brief, as city officials met in the clerk’s office as voters went to the polls in the City Hall meeting room.

The next regular meeting of the Hazlehurst Board of Aldermen will be Tuesday, June 2, at 6 p.m.

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