The Sherwood City Council on July 28 followed the recommendation of its sewer committee and appropriated $20,900.51 to install a 12-inch line to allow for future growth.

The council agreed to earmark the funds to pay to Miller Heights LLC for work involved in increasing the size of a 1,073-foot line of pipe, which is part of the Miller Heights collection system, from eight inches to 12 inches in diameter.

In addition, some of the funds are earmarked to increase 190 feet of pipe from 16 inches to 24 inches. The ordinance allows for the larger pipe to be bored under Arkansas 107.

"The sewer committee recommends the city reimburse Miller Heights LLC for the necessary costs to design and install the larger sections of pipe, which amount came to $5,225.51 for the pipe and $15,675 for the bore, for a total of $20,900.51," reads the ordinance.

According to the ordinance, the change was not necessary for the plans approved for Miller Heights LLC but the waste water utility fund has ample funds in reserve to pay for the work.

The ordinance adds that the work done has been accomplished to the satisfaction of the city’s waste water department.

In other business, the council voted to accept the territory commonly known as Trammel Estates into the city of Sherwood.

"A private petition for annexation to the city of Sherwood was filed with the Pulaski County Court," reads the ordinance.

On May 29, a decree of annexation was filed with the county to seek approval of the petition.

"The above described territory shall be annexed and made part of Ward 2 of the city of Sherwood and shall hereforth be a part of that ward as a fully and existing part of said ward," according to the ordinance.

According to the decree of annexation filed with the county, the court found that the majority of the total number of real estate owners in the affected area had signed the petition.

"The court further finds that the territory site to be annexed was accurately described in said petition and said territory is contiguous to the boundaries of the city of Sherwood," reads the decree. "The court further finds that the prayer of the petition is right and proper."

The petition adds, "Therefore the court hereby orders, judges and decrees that the following described property be and same is hereby annexed to be made a part of the city of Sherwood.

The decree was signed by Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines.