Council Meeting Minutes
March 14, 2007
**** SPECIAL MEETING ****
Meeting called to order at 7:10 pm by Pleasantville Mayor Jack Weidner. Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Roll call: Robert Ortman – Present
Warren Simpson – Absent
Ed Vanek – Present
Vickie Carroll - Present
Laura Clark – Present
Detria Hiles - Present
Mary Barber – Present
Aaron Reedy – Present
Michael Betts – GGC - present
Pleasantville Council: Mary Scholl, Bill Mason, Jason Henderson, Sean Fowler, John Snook
Pleasantville Clerk, Kathy Jenkins. Allen Brown, ME Companies.
Jack said this special joint meeting was called for the purpose of finding a way for Pleasantville to service Thurston with water.
Pleasantville shared a plan to connect at the intersection of Musser and Ruffner Roads. It’s about a mile down from the current Thurston water tower. He said they just replaced water lines along Route 188 with 8” lines. They believe 8” lines is what would be needed to get enough water out there.
Jack asked about our other options – possibly Millersport. Mike Betts said Thurston is looking at all its options.
Jack said that all homes down
General discussion ensued. A question arose about the possibility of
Detria asked if Pleasantville was planning to
expand out that way even if we didn’t do this joint venture. Jason said they have plans to expand in other
places, but having us as a customer would give them more of a reason to go down
Musser first towards
Mike Betts said Thurston needs to define projected service areas so Pleasantville can project what they need to install.
Jack mentioned the availability of OWEA loans where a village can get one to one-and-a-half percent interest rates on loans. Promoting regionalization is preferred.
A bigger cost would be if we had to pump the water, but they think gravity should handle it. The current Pleasantville plant is running at 50% capacity; 80,000-90,000 gallons per day.
For funding the engineers will make sure the project is a joint venture so support can be given among grant entities.
Aaron will have to check with the USDA about this possible joint venture to see if they’ll have any problems with it.
ME’s initial estimate for the project has been $531,000. Pleasantville doesn’t know how much they would charge Thurston at this point.
It was agreed that Thurston will come back in July to talk again. July 26th 7:00 p.m. at the Pleasantville Grange.
Meeting was adjourned 7:50 p.m.
Aaron L. Reedy, Clerk