Opp awards $187K sewer bid

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Opp City Council awarded a $187,115 bid to L&K Contracting for new sewer and water lines at its mini industrial park Tuesday.

The sewer and water project, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is the next phase of a project that will allow for an 10,000-square feet expansion for Custom Collars, which is owned by Bruce Cauley and manufactures numerous items for hunting dogs and pets.

City Planner Don Childre said work should begin in three weeks and is expected to take about two weeks to complete.

“They will connect the sewer and water from Patterson Drive onto the property, so it will be a straight shot,” Childre said. “The sewer and water will serve the entire park.”

Childre said that Bob Carter with Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood is the engineer for the project.

The city was awarded a Community Development Block Grant in April for the amount of $150,000 and the city supplied $45,240 in local funding for the project.

The expansion will allow the company to diversify its line of products to reach other types of markets, to more than double its employees.

Currently, the company employees six, but expects to add 12-15 new employees to its workforce once the project is completed.