- 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.
Of Pipes, Rails and Meters
Tweets from the Pottstown Borough Authority meeting of Aug. 19, 2014
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