Officials are seeking bids for construction of a new public works facility.
The projected cost of the new facility is $1 million, according to Mike Brumfield, the city’s director of operations who also oversees public works.
Brumfield got approval from City Council on Tuesday for a plan to let bids for the budgeted project.
According to Brumfield, the current facility is located in cramped quarters in a residential neighborhood that he said is too small for the city’s needs and too big for the neighborhood it’s in.
He said the facility has been in the neighborhood for 40 years.
“Basically, we’re relocating our public works facility from the cramped space where it’s at to a two-building, maintenance-warehouse situation on about 9 acres the city owns on Elberta Road,” Brumfield said. “It will house administration offices and warehouse space for equipment. It will give us a place for vehicle storage and for parts like fire hydrants and drainage pipes.”
Brumfield said bids will be opened Dec. 1 and that he hopes construction will begin soon after. He said the project will be on about a year-long construction time frame.
“I hope we’ll be moving in about this time next year,” he said.