The city of Columbus will supply the labor to install the sewer at the new Coffeyville Community College building currently under construction on Highway 160.

The building is being built, near the new ambulance barn, on the former Powerchute factory property.

The Columbus City Council approved the proposal presented by the Economic Development committee chair Dana Welmeier Monday night.

The college will pay for all material, which must be schedule 40 pipe and fittings, and the city will supply the labor with the $400 tapping fee being split between the college and the city.

In the committee discussions, there was concern the city may be setting a precedent by assisting the college. However, the decision to help in the costs had the overriding benefit to the community.

Coffeyville college will have a welding class and construction classes at the site.

In other Council action :

Approval was given to move the water meter from the property of Chris Brown on West Maple, to the city right of way at the roadside.

City Superintendent Jim Burton sought the approval of the council because moving the line would require adding a line from the new meter site to the old meter site, which is on private property.

“We have repaired the line at least three times,” said Burton. “We want to replace the line but we can’t get a new line through the trees, so we want to move the meter. Both the Brown property and the Jarrett property are fed off that line and the meter is way back up in there.”

“We would also make a new tap and run a separate line to the Jarrett property,” Burton continued. “We would have both meters out at the road and both would have new lines from the meter to where the meter is currently.”