City accepts BP settlement, sets lighthouse relocation timeline

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:22 AM.

The clarity of the water in the canal has been seen as an issue since the plant opened. Mowing along the canal is a constant need and tree sap and other contaminants fall into the water on the way to the plant.

By piping the water, Buzzett suggested, and making improvements to the pump station the city could, once it solves the discoloration issue, be in position to be the regional water supplier the NWFWMD hopes the city to be.

Buzzett noted that the water management district has funds in reserve it has been instructed by state legislators to expend on water projects throughout the region.

Finally, Smallwood said the USDA had moved paperwork ahead on the sidewalk project for MLK Blvd., approval of which has held up the water and sewer line replacement for streets in the neighborhood of North Port St. Joe.

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