The City Council at Star City on Monday approved a resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with a Conway firm for work to improve the Wastewater Treatment facility.

Environmental Systems Inc., will be paid $1,593,810 for the work, according to the Lincoln Ledger newspaper.

Several items listed in the original project were made at the request of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality including the rebuilding of walkways on the sludge pond, the automatic gate openers and the new generators at the new facility and at the McFalls pumping station.

Mayor Carter told the council that state auditors had issues with the Star City Chamber of Commerce office being located in City Hall and with paying dues to the chamber instead of entering into a contract on dues. The City Attorney was asked to look into the issues so the city can comply with the state’s requests.