Of Pipes, Rails and Meters
Tweets from the Pottstown Borough Authority meeting of Aug. 19, 2014
- Authority Board member David Renn was absent.
- It became evident after I Tweeted this, that the water projects are $3.23 million and the sewer projects add up to 3.3 million. The sewer estimates were $333,000 above original plans and the water projects now stand at $811,000 above original plans.
- — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews)Tue, Aug 19 2014 23:17:46One project is to run pipe to an unused water tank in New Hanover Square, built in 2007. Line never built, because development fell thru.
- — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews)Tue, Aug 19 2014 23:19:01Will need to be inspected for bullet holes. "We had a neighbor using the tank for target practice," says Public Works Director Doug Yerger.
- — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews)Tue, Aug 19 2014 23:21:09Other possible water projects include 4 tanks being inspected, 3 may need paint; remote meter reading & Kepler Road pump station.
- — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews)Tue, Aug 19 2014 23:22:51Sewer projects include high-flow (stormwater) modifications and rehabilitating screw pumps, security at plant & sewer line replacement.
- — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews)Tue, Aug 19 2014 23:26:13Weld would like to prioritize tank inspections, which should be done every 5 years & some tanks haven't been inspected in 10 years.
- However, Finance Director Janice Lee said there are other potential leases on the horizon.
- The rationale for that request would be that all the equipment used for authority work is stored and maintained in the borough public works facility.
- — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews)Tue, Aug 19 2014 23:36:39Flanders says Waste Management money used for street sweeping, Carroll asks if anyone is checking on quality. "Some parts not done well."
- The money came in two payments and was part of a settlement of a legal dispute over the cost of the authority's treatment of leachate from the Pottstown Landfill, which had recently closed.
- — Evan Brandt (@PottstownNews)Tue, Aug 19 2014 23:38:13Flanders says second and third time through will get more up. Yerger says Boro workers do get sweeper to return to some spots.