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Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:07

Byesville gets approval for water well project

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Council declares intent to pursue long-awaited, $1.2 million project

BYESVILLE, Ohio -- Meeting in regular session Wednesday evening, Byesville Village Council made quick work of a very light, mid-summer agenda. Council was down two members Wednesday night, as Councilwoman Betty Rasor and Councilman Jay Jackson were absent.

Presented to council Wednesday evening was a resolution declaring the official intent to pursue a loan for the sanitary sewer relining project. The proposed Ohio Public Works Comission loan is for $400,000. The loan would be combined with other funding including grants for the estimated $1.2 million project which would rehabilitate the sewer lines within the village.
The document was taken under advisement by council, and no action was taken Wednesday evening.

Council approved a list of village equipment which will be heading for the auction block. It was decided that the equipment that has been deemed no longer useful by the village, will be sold in an open auction. The date has not yet been set, pending the official public notification process.

Council continues to discuss the deteriorating road in the Indian Hills subdivision. A document was submitted to council outlining the scope and cost of the project. According to estimates, it would cost just under $35,500 to rehabilitate the road, bringing it up to specifications. According to officials, the developer has agreed to pay a portion of the cost to pave the road, but the $35,000 plus price tag was deemed "too expensive" by council members. Officials will meeting in the near future with the village engineering group to see what options they may have.

During his report to council, Village Administrator Brennan Dudley reported that the EPA has approved the well #4 development project. The village for some time has been working on developing another water source for the village, and this note of approval is yet another hurdle in the project. Dudley added that the associated sanitary sewer project however has not yet received approval. That project would change a village sewer line from a pressure system, to gravity.

Following Wednesday night's meeting, council retired into executive session to discuss a number of matters, including a possible lease of the old village waste water treatment plant. No action was taken following that closed door session.

Last modified on Thursday, 10 July 2014 11:08
Mike McKay

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