City to change proposed sewer locale

The Calera City Council completed the annexation of the Chemical Lime properties at their Nov. 18 meeting.

The annexation of the 1000-acre property will generate a guaranteed tax revenue of $100,000 a year, said Mayor George Roy.

The council also agreed to look at an alternate site for the city’s sewer project originally planned for the Camp Branch Creek area.

A group of residents called &uot;Friends of Camp Branch Creek&uot; objected to the original plan suggesting the city look at alternate locations.

After weeks of dealings with the group, the city agreed to look at an alternate site near Highway 70.

Roy said the city will agree to build the sewer at that location provided an archealogical survey doesn’t turn up any artifacts in the area.

Roy said, however, that if the survey does show the area to contain artifacts, the city will continue with the project at the original location.

He said the council should know by the end of the week where it will build the sewer.

The $8 million project will be built with the aid of a $3.4 million grant from the United States Department of Agriculture