Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette Caneyville officials review documents during Monday's city commission meeting.

Matt Lasley | GC News-Gazette

Caneyville officials review documents during Monday's city commission meeting.

The Caneyville City Commission, as part of its efforts to garner federal funding for the rehabilitation of its water system, held a public hearing Monday night to educate the public on the need for the project, as well as the tentative timeline for when it will begin.

Caneyville Mayor James Embry said the project will replace outdated water lines made from asbestos, which are not dangerous but are becoming more prone to leaks.

Joe Bailey, of Water Management Services, LLC, has been hired to assist the city with this project, and he said that officials are seeking USDA Rural Development and Community Development Block Grand funds to help pay for the project, which is estimated to cost $1,590,000.

The project will replace a total of 28,350 feet of water lines within the city by installing new lines on the opposite side of the road of the current lines to avoid the asbestos. After water services have been transitioned to the new lines, the old lines will be abandoned.

Most, Bailey said, will be six-inch lines, but there will be a 5,250-foot section that will consist of four-inch lines, and the project will require officials to garner some easements along the way.

Provided the project remains on schedule, Bailey said the bid process for the project should take place in early 2020 with work set to begin in the summer of 2020. The project is expected to take around one year to complete.

In other business:

*The city commission voted to request authorization to use money from the city's depreciation fund to move 1,200 feet of water line on Hwy 62 in the city limits to the opposite side of the road to assist residents dealing with issues related to their water supply.

Bailey said the estimated cost of this project is around $67,000. Currently, according to Caneyville Treasurer Brenda Brown, the city has about $96,000 in its depreciation fund.

Embry said the city apologizes for inconveniences caused to customers as a result of water issues and that the city is working to correct them.

*April Clean-Up dates have been set for April 16, April, 23, and April 26, on which days, the county will pick up residents' items they wish to discard. To request a pick-up, Caneyville residents may call city hall at 270-879-9701. The county will not accept tires or refrigerators, and all items must be left at the end of residents' drive-ways in order to ensure they are collected.