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City's Pump Station Relocates for Road Widening Project; Painting Presented

The wastewater facility, known as the Echols Road Pump Station, will have to be relocated due to the widening and reconstruction project.

A road-widening project by the Georgia Department of Transportation in east Forsyth County forces the relocation of a pump station owned by the city of Cumming.

The wastewater facility, known as the Echols Road Pump Station, is located between Samples Road and James Burgess Road, the area where the widening and reconstruction project will take place.

The purpose of the project is to improve east-west mobility along Highway 20, an area that serves as a primary arterial between Forsyth County and Gwinnett County, according to the agency.

City Attorney Dana Miles said during Tuesday's city council meeting that approval by the mayor is needed to accept a contract by the Georgia DOT to buy the land where the pump station currently sits, move the facility and all its utility and sewer lines -- at the DOT's expense.

In other business:

The mayor and City Council were presented with a painting of Sinclair Station by Rick Rennick, which was renovated in 2011 and is now a city landmark. The building is slated to become a visitor's center. Rennick is a local artist who has done previous art work for the city.

Cumming Visitor Center Nears Completion

Jessica Edwards, a police officer with the Cumming Police Department was presented with a certificate for completing her field training.

City Council unanimously approved the following items:

A motion authorizing the mayor to sign off on all necessary documents related to the relocation of the Echols Road Pump Station associated with the Highway 20 project.

Qualifying fees for the Nov. 5 general election - those wishing to qualify as a candidate for mayor, the fee is $360, and for city council posts 1 and 2, the fee is $180 each.

Qualifying dates for the Nov. 5 general election begins at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 through 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2013.

An alcohol license for A & L Quik Stop.

A request to advertise for bids to replace 48 skylights at Dobbs Creek Gym.

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