City to see RFQs for water expansion project

City Council OKs Dollar General requests

Chipley City Councilman Kevin Russell, at right, presents Chipley High School Band Director Richard Davenport and students with a proclamation declaring March “Music In Our Schools Month” during Tuesday’s council meeting at City Hall.

Published: Friday, March 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM.

CHIPLEY — The Chipley City Council held brief public hearings on Tuesday and approved the final readings of two ordinances that abandoned right-of-ways for the property where the new Dollar General store will be built.

The council also accepted the city planning commission’s recommendation that the development order for the store be approved.

The company is looking to build a 12,480-square-foot market on U.S. 90, and would relocate the store which is currently downtown Chipley to the new location, which will be a bigger Dollar General store and will feature more groceries and have up to 50 coolers, company officials have said.

The new Dollar General store will be a hybrid between a regular store and the Dollar General Market, such as the one in Slocomb, Ala.

Dollar General Corporation, based in Goodlettsville, Tenn. is the nation's largest small-box discount retailer, according to the website, dollargeneral.com.

Mayor Linda Cain also asked council members if they were dedicated to pursuing grants to fund expanding the city’s water lines south of Interstate 10. The council voted in a special meeting last month to seek a consulting firm to help with the process of securing grants for city water system improvements, including extending water to property south of the interstate for potential commercial development.

The city plans to advertise a Request For Qualifications, which is an advertisement seeking informational bids from qualified consulting firms. Once the bids are received, the council will pick a firm from the applicants.



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