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Overton Commission Approves West Overton Water Project

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Overton Commission Approves West Overton Water Project

The Overton County Commission approved about $500,000 of state COVID relief infrastructure money for a water line project Monday night.

County Executive Steven Barlow said the West Overton Utility District will use the money to replace 500 feet of line at the Meadowbrook Subdivision.

“That was old and outdated and kept busting a little bit here and there and they were having to constantly work on it,” Barlow said. “So getting in touch with the development district, it was passed and can be used for that.”

The commission also approved about $690,000 for the city of Livingston to use for water and sewer improvements. Barlow said no other utility districts had projects within the county, so he recommended allowing the city to use the money.

“After discussion about losing the money left over and having no other existing infrastructure left to work on, we agreed to turn it over to the city of Livingston,” Barlow said. “The city of Livingston carries a lot too. Instead of losing the money, we decided to put it back in Overton County and let the city use it.”

Barlow said the city has not indicated a project to spend the money on at this time. The county received about $3.7 million in total, according to the state. Barlow said this would be the last remaining money from the allocation.

In other business, the commission approved a budgeted trailer purchase for a to be used by EMS. The $101,000 trailer will serve as additional office space to provide more room in the EMS building.

The county will also apply for a solid waste grant for $50,000 for new containers.


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