The Leitchfield Utilities Commission, during its Thursday, Nov. 5 meeting, discussed extending the William Thomason Byway gas line.
Last month, Utilities Commissioner Alden Alley requested that the utilities look into extending the city gas line all the way around William Thomason Byway.
Currently, the gas line on William Thomason Byway extends more than halfway up the bypass, and, Alley said, the remaining area of the bypass consists of prime locations for businesses who may seek their utilities elsewhere if they are not already provided them by Leitchfield Utilities.
This past Thursday, Leitchfield Utilities Superintendent Dwight Embry said the estimated cost of the project would be $185,778 for the installation of 11,000 feet of six-inch gas line.
Embry said the gas line would probably be laid in the east and south sides of the bypass; however, they would likely cross, as well.
Embry noted that the Utilities Commission will soon be spending between $80,000 and $100,000 on a new dump truck within the next month and requested to explore financing options for the bypass gas line project before the Utilities Commission makes a decision on whether to move forward.
The Utilities Commission agreed with Embry’s recommendation and requested that he present findings for financing the project at the next utilities meeting.
In other business:
*The Utilities Commission granted approval to advertise for bids for the sale of a surplus 2000 John Deere Gator, which was replaced months ago with a new UTV.
*The Utilities Commission approved the engagement letter for its Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 audit.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.