Gravois Arm Sewer District

Gravois Mills, Missouri

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Phase 5 Preliminary Engineering has begun.

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on May 4, 2017 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (0)

With the receipt of a planning grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Shoreline Surveying and Engineering, LLC will begin the preliminary engineering work on defining Phase 5. Phase 5 will pick up the rest of the original Phase 4 design that was left unfunded. This will enable GASD to begin sourcing funds for this phase while finishing the construction of Phase 4 currently underway.

Phase 4 Planning

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on March 11, 2017 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

With the receipt of funding from UDSA/RD, planning for Phase 4 is underway.

Phase 4 will connect Millers Rest and Shady Oak subdivisions on Highway O, and subdivisions past the intersection of Magnolia and Grey Eagle Roads. Engineering and right-of-way easements will begin shortly.

Actual construction will probably begin in late summer.

New District Engineer

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on March 11, 2017 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (0)

With the departure of our previous engineer, the Board of Trustees solicited 19 engineering firms for a new firm to proceed with the design and implementation of Phase 4. Multiple firms submitted responses and the Board in conjunction with its General Counsel, selected Jared Wheaton, Shoreline Surveying and Engineering, LLC to be the District's engineering company. Mr. Wheaton has extensive familiarity with the District having been involved with the prior engineering company which guided Phase 3. Mr. Wheaton's firm will also be involved with Phase 5 which will continue the portions of Phase 4 not funded in Phase 4.

New Trustee

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on March 11, 2017 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

On Monday 6 March, 2017, The Board of Trustees welcomed John Heather as it newest Trustee, John is a retired Civil Engineer and Professional Engineer. He is active with Boy Scout Pack 138 in Laurie. His expertise will be a welcome addition to the Board and the District.

Changes in the Board of Trustees

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on December 3, 2016 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (1)

As of December 1st, Jim Bresnahan will move from Vice-Chairman to Chairman, and Dave Taylor will move from Chairman to Vice-Chairman. Jesse James has dropped from the Board as he has moved from the district. His position is vacant and the Board is looking for a man or woman interested in preserving the quality of the water in the Lake of the Ozarks. Interested persons should send a letter of interest to the Morgan County Commissioners. The Commissioners will interview candidates and forward the name(s) to the Board.

Any one interested in serving on the Board is invited to attend the Board's monthly meeting on the first Monday of the month at 6 PM at our offices on Harbour Drive.

Phase 4 will be funded

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on November 5, 2016 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (1)

The GASD Board of Trustees signed the last document and now awaits a Letter of Conditions and the funding. Phase 4 will add approximately 150 homes to our existing infrastructure. Subdivisions to be included are: Golden Oaks on Hwy O, Miller's Rest on Hwy O, Existing homes and subdivision Grey Eagle Road fro, Magnolia Road to the end of Grey Eagle. and Kenrow subdivision on Hwy. P. USDA/RD (Rural Development) will loan approximately 1.732 million dollars plus a grant of 681,000 dollars with the district adding 70,000 dollars from its funds.

When the funds are received, the district will place a request for bids in the local legal papers and invite interested companies to bid. Once bids are received and evaluated, construction is expected to start before June 2017 with completion in the fall. Stay tuned for more information.

All 3 contracts of Phase 3 are substantially complete.

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on October 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (3)

All 3 contracts of Phase 3 are substantially complete.  With a project this big, there are bound to be issues that need to be addressed.  Customers are encouraged to contact GASD with issues that need to be addressed.  Problem areas will be assessed and the appropriate action will be taken.  We appreciate the courtesy that customers in the areas have shown to the construction crews.  The crews have all expressed their thanks for the cookies, baked goods, etc.  The GASD Board continues to make sure that all available monies are spent.  Currently, there are 4 associations that have petitioned the board for service.  The Board of Trustees welcomes areas and associations that request service.  The main infrastructure is in the ground and future projects will start to be planned in the near future.  While a small number of problems cannot be solved to the satisfaction of the customer, GASD will continue to serve those people in the sewer district.  Please contact us or attend our meetings which are held the first Monday of every month at the sewer plant.  There is currently a position open on the board.  Interested parties should contact Karen Thornton at 374.4025.  Dave Taylor, Chairman, GASD

 

Phase 3 update, Aug. 7, 2012

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on August 8, 2012 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Progress continues on the Phase 3 project.  Contract 1 is 73% complete and Rosetta Construction is digging toward the Gravois Mills treatment plant.  Bill Ferguson of Rosetta in formed the GASD Board last night that they have 10 grinder stations to dig also.  Contract 2 is 91.2% complete and the crews are in the Melcher road area.  Contract 3 is 82.7% complete.  The drought continues and many trees are stressed due to the extremely dry conditions.  The district has been in touch with the Dept. of Conservation and an Arborist to resolve problems.  Some billing problems have arisen due to different easement numbers being used.  Please bear with us as we continue to work on addresses, Names, and numbers.  If you have billing questions, please address those to Steve Thornton at: 573.374.4025.  As customers come on line, you may be billed for a partial month.  Some customers have requested that they pay by the year.  There is a discount for yearly payment. Please contact the above number for more information.  Remember that grinder pumps do not like grease, oil, paint. or other chemicals.  Stickers have been placed on the control box at each station with telephone numbers to call in case of emergency.  David R. Taylor, Chairman, GASD

 

May 23rd Update

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on May 24, 2012 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Construction continues with Phase 3. Lift stations are being put in on contract 1. Homeowners in the Skyline area are experiencing major construction in that area. Progress on the lift stations determine when customers will be added. Sections of the lines have been pressured tested and some rough cleanup has been done. Crews are busy putting in grinder stations on contracts 2 and 3. Lift stations on these 2 contracts are complete and have been tested. There will be an additional road bore to connect the Tony's Point lift station into the Millstone lift station. As homes are connected and tested, billing for service will begin. Again, final cleanup won't happen until customers are on line and tested.

By necessity, some grinder stations are being hand dug. Please be patience. Dave Taylor, Chairman, GASD

April 3, 2012 Update

Posted by Jim Bresnahan on April 3, 2012 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (1)

The weather continues to be favorable for construction of Phase 3. As of April 2, contracts 2 and 3 have laid 54,000 feet of force main and 1600 feet of gravity main. Approximately 25 grinder tanks are in place and electricians are installing control panels and disconnects. Rosetta Construction is nearing 5-18 from the North and is presently preparing the ditch from Coconuts to March Rd. The force main from 5-18 south to the plant is in. We would like to remind homeowners that final grade work around grinders has not begun. Donna Swall, Director of LOWA, presented a program that may be of interest to homeowners at the monthly GASD meeting last night. LOWA has a program of Low Impact Landscaping, (LIL). The program deals with gardens and buffer strips that help control water runoff. There are cost sharing incentives and discounts available that may be of interest. Please check out the LOWA web site at www.sosLOWA.org for further information. Dave Taylor, Chairman, GASD


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