Foxlake subdivision will become the first housing development to benefit from American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds awarded to the City of Statesboro.

According to a memo presented at Tuesday’s City Council meeting from Public Utilities Director Steve Hotchkiss, the design process has begun to construct sanitary sewer system in Foxlake, which consists of 28 residential lots.

Statesboro City Council Credit: Grice Connect

During Tuesday’s meeting, a motion passed unanimously to award the nearly-$700k contract to Y-Delta, a local general contractor. The memo from Hotchkiss identified Y-Delta as the sole bidder for this contract, citing “high construction activity and the shortage of utility contractors.”

Under this contract, Y-Delta will install approximately 1,800 linear feet of eight-inch PVC gravity sewer, ten manholes, and 2,500 linear feet of four-inch PVC lateral services with connections. The project also includes the demolition of existing septic tanks, removal and replacement of several driveways, concrete roadway adjustments, and the installation of erosion and sediment control measures.

Last year, City officials held several public meetings to discuss the proposed use of over $12 Million in ARPA funds, including the Housing Rehabilitation Program.

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