The Augusta City Council will have a busy “off” week beginning Monday evening.
• At 7 p.m., Monday in the City Council Chambers, the governing body will hold a special meeting with Willis Wilson of Aquatech Engineering to discuss a Public Wholesale Water District.
There is an ongoing study to determine the feasibility and potential benefits of such a district compared to the current method of purchasing and selling water.
Interim City Manager Josh Shaw told the council that there was a tremendous amount of technical information that should be considered in a work session before a decision is made.
• The council was also invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony at noon on Tuesday, June 11 at the brand new Garvin Park Playground.
The soft surface beneath the playground equipment has been poured and cured and now the only remaining work to complete the project is the new parking area adjacent to the playground. The council will choose a contractor for that project at the June 17 meeting of the governing body.
• Council members were also invited to the ribbon cutting for the new Wal Mart on 7th Street. The new supercenter will open next week and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday June 12.
• The final event for next week is a special acoustic concert on Friday night.
The governing body agreed to close the 300 block of State St. so that the community could enjoy a night of acoustic music at the roundabout beginning at 7 p.m.
Ice cream and water will be provided and the historical museum will be open that night, as well.
Brick Street Bake Shoppe will also have special dinners and treats available for purchase during the concert.