Yukon uses $400k in stimulus funds to fix failed sewer lines

City Council approves five rehabilitation projects


By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Yukon city officials have decided to use some $400,000 in federal stimulus funds to repair five sewer line failures.

Brewer Construction Oklahoma will perform sanitary sewer rehabilitation projects at:

  • 1002 Cherrywood Lane to 1201 Cherrywood Lane – $74,577.80
  • 1110 S. 1st Street to 203 W Bass Ave. – $116,946.20
  • 46 N Kimbell Road to 410 Owen Ave. – $96,759.15
  • 112 Utah Ave. to 404 Spruce Ave. – $74,330.50
  • 1501 Summerton Place to 1504 Summerton Place – $38,483.30

The City of Yukon will pay the cost, totaling $401,096.95, with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

The Yukon City Council, at its June 27th meeting, voted 5-0 to approve using Brewer Construction for all five sewer rehab projects.

Yukon Public Works Director Arnold Adams recommended the action in a June 21st memo to city council members.

ARPA, passed by Congress in 2021, is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package designed to speed up the United States’ recovery from the economic and health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and an ongoing recession.

The legislation restricts how ARPA funds may be spent. Allowable expenditures are to:

  • Restore lost revenues for any negative tax impact due to lower economic activity.
  • Upgrade and improve Internet broadband, water and sewer infrastructure.
  • Respond to the negative economic impacts and public health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and to be prepared for any future pandemics.
  • Provide premium pay for essential employees who undertook required public health-related work during the pandemic.

The City of Yukon has received more than $8.6 million in ARPA funds, with plans to use these federal dollars to upgrade the city’s aging water and sewer systems.

Yukon was awarded $4,905,020 directly from the federal government two years ago, then recently earned a $3,725,438 share of Canadian County’s $28.8 million award.

Brewer Construction will make the sewer line repairs under its 2023 concrete/asphalt paving, drainage, water, and sewer contract with the City of Yukon.



Meanwhile, the Yukon City Council has approved an agreement with the city’s engineering firm for costs related to proposed drainage improvements along Health Center Parkway.

TEIM Design will be paid $77,734 to complete a field survey for a hydraulic study, construction plans and administration, bidding and inspections for the project.

“The hydraulic study will evaluate the existing conditions and provide a recommended plan for the drainage improvements,” Assistant City Manager Mitchell Hort wrote in a June 8th memo.

Construction estimate is $475,000.

Drainage issues have arisen in the Health Center Parkway area – south of Interstate 40 on the west side of Garth Brooks Boulevard – because of more impervious paved surfaces from development.



Among other business at their June 27th meeting, city council members approved:

  • Amendments increasing appropriations by $848,000 in the fiscal year 2023 budget for seven city departments and three funds.
  • A resolution supporting continued participation in the Oklahoma Main Street program.
  • An agreement to pay $28,849 to TEIM Design for bidding, construction administration and inspections for a 12-inch sanitary sewer line project from Frisco Ridge Phase 2 to I-40.
  • Accepting an exterior rehabilitation project at the Jackie Cooper Gym, 1024 E Main. A city contractor, C4L, completed the project for $185,412.
  • A request to advertise for a letter of interest and statement of qualifications from firms interested in conducting a utility rate study.
  • A $55,911.37 change order for a Parkland lift station project, increasing Brewer Construction’s contract to $2,237,727.18.