Council approves emergency repairs

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council voted to approve the use of CARES Act funds to repair a broken sewer during its meeting on Tuesday night, Oct. 5.
The funds will be used to repair a broken sewer line that leads to the Winfield Community Center in Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park.

The broken line has been causing backups inside the building, leaving behind standing water.
The council had discussed the matter at previous meetings and began looking into the problem, but had never approved specific action to be taken.

During the meeting, the council discussed whether CARES Act funds could be used to pay for the repairs.
City attorney Todd Atkinson said he believed the project would count as an emergency but would need to be treated accordingly.

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