Work could start as early as April or May on a sewer line to the 37 acre property west of Henryetta.
That was the announcement by city public works director Ron Casey to the Henryetta Economic Development Authority Monday morning.
He said easement contracts final plans for the project could be finished up this week. Once those are done, the paperwork will be sent to the state for approval. The project is expected to take some 90 days to be completed.
Casey said it is estimated to cost about $475,000. That is nearly half as much as original estimates and Casey said it is because labor cost has, “lowered significantly.”
When completed, a sewer line will go under I-40 to a lift station. It will enable existing busiensses on the south side of the highway to be connected. Currently they use aa lagoon system.
New HEDA member Jennifer Clason told the group QuikTrip is expected to close on the property by the end of February. She said company officials estimate the new business can be up and running in about six months.
Clason said there have been rumors about city money spent with QuikTrip. “The original request was if the north motel had to be purchased. “That was not bought. No money has changed hands,” she said.
HEDA members approved Bruce Jones to be a member of the authority. He will fill out the unexpired term left when Melissa Heminover resigned last year. That term expires in 2020. The approval will go to the city council for final approval.