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Midway discusses festival, sewage
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Midway is officially “a city on the move;” at least it will be on May 19, the second annual Midway Day.
The theme for the festival was chosen during Monday’s city council meeting.
Mayor Pro Tempore Clemontine Washington is chairing the event and is currently signing up volunteers and exhibitors.
On a much more down-to-earth level, the council faced the necessity of an unplanned expenditure of $35,000 to replace failed wastewater pumps. The damage at the pumping station on U.S. Highway on April 4 caused a spill of about 100 gallons of sewage.
A large temporary pump operating a few hours daily is keeping the water level under control until a permanent fix is made.
The city plans a survey of its other lift stations and necessary maintenance to avoid a repeat of the pump crash.
Another water-related matter caused a Midway official to say he was flabbergasted that no water strategy report had been made available to the council. Officials had been hoping to hear from the consulting firm Ch 2 M Hill on the status of plans for water in East Liberty, but as council adjourned Monday evening they were still waiting.
The Liberty County Development Authority employs CH 2 M Hill. The firm drew up the plans for utility service areas including Midway, Riceboro and the LCDA's “megapark.”
In other business, the council and the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission agreed on a plan to permit a car sale April 26-28 near the carwash on Butler Avenue. The carwash will not operate during the sale.
Councilmembers had previously asked many questions about parking, pedestrian and vehicle traffic congestion and safety, causing a change in the original sale date. About 35 vehicles will be offered.
Public comment is being received on revisions to Midway’s subdivision ordinance through April 17. The measure is expected to be ready for adoption at the following council meeting.
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