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Byrdstown To Begin Blasting As Part Of Settling Basin Project

Byrdstown preparing to start a blasting project as part of a larger plan to create a $3.8 million settling basin for the city. Water Plant Superintendent Buster Harmon told Aldermen during their Monday meeting that the blasting is the next step as the city works to improve its wastewater system. Harmon said the crew handling the work has completed the ... Read More »

Byrdstown Considering Pump Station Upgrades

Byrdstown Aldermen discussed upgrades for a local pump station Monday night to prepare for the construction of a new RV park and housing options. Mayor Sam Gibson said both projects will rely on the same sewer line, which feeds into a pump station near the city’s Dairy Queen. He said the station will need to be expanded and upgraded before ... Read More »

Byrdstown Mayor Wants To Honor State Champions

Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said he wants to put up signs to celebrate the Pickett County Girls High School Basketball Championship. Gibson said he would like to work with the county and a local tourism group to get the signs in place. He said he does not care whether the sign is in the county or the city, as long ... Read More »

Byrdstown Water Meters To Be Installed By Weekend

After a miscalculation, Byrdstown is set to have all new water meters installed by the weekend. Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said after ordering some 3,000 meters, the city realized they needed another 200 more. He said waiting on the additional meters, coupled with the challenge of dealing with new technology got the project behind schedule. Gibson said the new meters ... Read More »

Byrdstown Finalizing Schedule Friday On New Settling System

Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said he expects to break ground on a new concrete settling basin for the water treatment plant within the next month or two. The new basin will replace setting ponds used by the city to allow silt, dirt and trash to settle at the bottom of the pond before it is treated. The pond utilizes a ... Read More »

Chanute-Pall Mall Utility District Water Line Mapping Nearly Complete

Byrdstown lacks just a couple of days work to finish mapping the Chanute-Pall Mall water district. The city has been working on the project since it acquired the district in the spring of 2021. Mayor Sam Gibson said the the new map will make it easy to find the different kinds of water lines and where they are located throughout ... Read More »

Byrdstown Begins Training With New Radio Control Water Meters

Training beginning with Byrdstown officials this week on the new remote water meter reading system. Mayor Sam Gibson said a representative from the company supplying the meters flew out from Texas to train city staff on how to use them. Gibson said they will be able to scan the new water meters with a computer from the inside of a ... Read More »

Byrdstown Approves Donation To Support 911 Program, New Features

Byrdstown Aldermen approved a $5,000 contribution to the county’s 911 agency, a contribution that will continue going forward to help the system grow. Overton-Pickett Emergency Communications Director Chris Masiongale said they have implemented a number of new features that will benefit the city such as the ability to text or video call 911 for special emergencies. Masiongale said the majority ... Read More »

Gibson: Byrdstown Tourism Producing Economic Impact

Byrdstown tourism estimated to generate $100,000 in additional revenue by the end of the year, prompting the city to consider increasing its tourism budget. Mayor Sam Gibson told Aldermen Monday night the city has helped financially support many tourism efforts so far this year. Gibson said that has produced encouraging results for the local economy. Gibson said that after fulfilling ... Read More »

Byrdstown Begins Its Morning With Clark Mountain Water Pump Problems

Byrdstown has had to conduct emergency repairs on one of its water pumps serving citizens living at Clark Mountain. The pump station has been fully repaired, however, it could still take time to get the water tanks completely filled up again. Byrdstown Mayor Sam Gibson said workers detected a problem at the Clark Mountain Pump Station around 3am Tuesday morning. ... Read More »