lifetime will save more than $812,000.
The total estimated cost of the long term control plan, mandated by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency: $14.9 million. The main component of the
plan: a 1.2-million gallon storage tank into which stormwater-diluted
wastewater will be diverted and kept until the treatment plant has had a
chance to catch up during heavy rains.
The total cost of Phase I: $2,315,828, which is around $125,072 under
budget. Phase I includes upgrades to the treatment plant, some sewer
rehabilitation, and certain lift station electrical upgrades.
Three Vacations Granted
In other business, members agreed to vacate three portions of unimproved
Lincoln Ave., granting the petitions of Eugene Engles of 401 S. 18th St.,
William Gravel of 402 S. Jackson Blvd., and Dan Shook of 328 S. 18th St.
Members formally voted 4-0 on first reading to approve each vacation
ordinance, 4-0 to suspend the rules, then 4-0 to approve each ordinance on
final reading. Member Jim Ton, R-5th, was not in attendance.
At public hearings which preceded the votes, no one spoke in favor of any of
three petitions and no one spoke in opposition.
Each vacation was granted with the understanding that three petitioners
would preserve utility easements already in existence. Gravel wanted to know
if he can build a fence on the vacated right-of-way. He was told that he
could but that he would assume the risk of its potentially having to be
razed should the town need to access the easement. No permanent structures
of any kind, however, may be built on any easement.
Members also voted 4-0 to grant the petition of Bruce Wilson and waive the
Town Standard requiring a sidewalk in front of all new construction. Wilson
is having a driveway built at his home at 109 E. Westchester Court, but the
construction will require the demolition of the existing sidewalk, the only
sidewalk in fact in that cul-de-sac.
The sidewalk has been there for something like 100 years, Wilson said, itís
sunken, and itís in disrepair.
Department heads had no concerns about granting the waiver.