Cabot City Council members will meet with the Cabot Water and Wastewater Commission at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, at the Cabot City Annex to discuss the proposed wastewater collection system improvements project. The project is one of six projects that will be put to voters in the April 9 special election on the sales and use tax bond re-funding issue.
The Water and Wastewater Commission is estimating the cost of the improvements at $8.2 million.
If approved by voters, the project would improve wastewater collection in the area bounded by Arkansas Highway 89 west, Arkansas Highway 5, Magness Creek North and U.S. Highway 67/167.
According to the proposal, the current service to the area is operating at capacity. However, future commercial and residential growth in Cabot is expected to occur in that area, and would exceed the capacity of the existing system.
Adding the additional capacity to the wastewater collection system would provide for the projected growth of the area.
This is a public meeting for open comment.
The other projects that would be funded through the extended sales and use tax are: North Terminal Interchange on U.S. Highway 67/167, connecting with Arkansas Highway 38 at the railroad overpass; Highlands area drainage improvements; expansion and renovation of Cabot Library; Veterans Park Community Center expansion and renovation; and Parks and Recreation facility improvements.