Alderwoman Sue Arthur (third from left) was honored after retiring from the Munford Board. Also pictured are, from left, Alderman Glen Turner, Alderman Lonnie Glass, Mayor Dwayne Cole, Alderman Ray Deneka and Alderwoman Deborah Reed. Photo by Jeff Ireland

The Munford Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Monday night to continue the process of expanding a sewer lagoon that also serves Atoka and Brighton.

Located just west of the Beaver-Reeder roads intersection, the lagoon currently pumps approximately two million gallons per day. When expansion is complete its expected to pump three million gallons per day while serving the three largest South Tipton County towns.

Munford Mayor Dwayne Cole said the expansion project will cost $11.275 million. Funds are coming from state grants as well as Tipton County, Munford, Brighton and Atoka.


In other matters:

  • It was the last meeting for longtime Alderwoman Sue Arthur, who is retiring and not running for re-election. Cole read a proclamation in her honor and declared Nov. 1 to be “Miss Sue Day” in Munford.  Arthur served as an alderwoman for 21 years and served Munford in other capacities for approximately 40 years. “It’s been my privilege and my honor to serve,” Arthur said.
  • Police Chief Randal Baskin reported that 49 sex offender act compliance checks were conducted and 46 were in compliance. The other three were given citations to report in court.
  • Parks and Recreation Director Griff Fisher reported that 20 organizations had already signed up for the town’s annual Christmas parade, which is Dec. 3.
  • Cole called last Saturday’s Celebrate Munford festival “the most successful ever” and thanked about half a dozen committee and community members.
  • Plans appeared to be moving forward during the Oct. 3 board meeting for Munford to begin operating its own trash service. At Monday’s meeting, however, the matter was only discussed very briefly. Cole said the town is looking into idea of finding a new company to pick up trash in Munford. The current contract with WastePro ends Dec. 1, 2023.


Jeff Ireland
Author: Jeff Ireland