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MOUNT VICTORY — Project manager Brian Macy of Page Engineering, Inc. said progress is being made on the village water treatment plant project and the storage tank evaluation is coming up in mid June.
Originally planned for a June 9 start, the storage tank evaluation will not begin until June 19 because of shut-off time.
“A lot of factors went into why it got delayed, the primary one being that we started looking at the shutdown procedures and how long it was going to be out of service; we didn’t want to do it during the school year because that would be the biggest impacted user. So what we did is we pushed it back to June 19,” Macy said.”
June 19, a Tuesday, was an important day, Macy said, because it allows completion of the inspection between weekends.
“The key about being early in the week is we can shut down the tank after we get through the weekend and have it back up to service before the next weekend,” Macy told council.
The storage tank is the only thing on the project schedule that has had to be adjusted, according to the project manager. Everything else, he said, is on schedule.
Because the tank evaluation has yet to take place, the project is currently under budget, having invoiced about $63,000 of the $300,000 fee – about 20 percent. Macy also said they have yet to receive the invoice for the village mapping which will also effect the budget.
Once the evaluation is completed, a report will be given as to whether or not the storage tank will simply need painted or completely replaced.
Before concluding the presentation, Macy expressed his appreciation for the collaborative effort between the village and Page Engineering on the project, helping to save money and making the project run smoother.
“We started the first week of February and we’ve made a lot of good progress,” Macy said. “A lot of things have happened at this point, but there’s a lot more to come.”
Also during the meeting, Mayor Laura Williams informed council that the village was awarded the status of Tree City USA. Williams, along with Peggy Harrison, Barb Snyder and Rosie Coy, attended the awards banquet on May 11.
– Learned in an email from Verizon Wireless that an active real estate search for a cell tower is being conducted in and around Mount Victory to help improve coverage in the area. A detailed timeline is currently unavailable.
– Was made aware of the Memorial Day Mount Victory Petroliana Swap Meet and Antique Car Show on May 28 beginning at 10 a.m.
– Was informed that volunteers are still needed for the Spring Cleanup on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– Was reminded of the Red Cross Blood Drive, set for Saturday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cedar Point tickets are also being given away at the drive for those who donate.
– Was reminded of the field trip to an all-natural park in Grandview, set for May 17 at 10 a.m.
From the administrator’s report, council also learned:
– The sampling tap has been installed at the water tower and inspection of the tower is scheduled for June 18.
– A project profile for the water improvement project was submitted to Benjamin Kenny of RCAP and the village is seeking consideration for funding assistance from the Economic Development Administration.
– The sign for the lagoon’s effluent discharge has been ordered.
– The “Thru Truck” regulatory signs have been ordered.
– A minor repair to a tile at 513 E. Marion St. was finished.
– The storm drains have been treated to control roots.
Council suspended the second meeting of the month and will meet again Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
By TY THAXTON
Times staff writer