NORTH WEBSTER — The end is in sight for the town on the state mandated sewer and waste treatment plant project the North Webster Town Council heard at its Tuesday, June 20, meeting at the North Webster Community Center.
Triad and Associates Engineering representative Jeremy Sponseller presented the final two bills from Crosby Construction, Fort Wayne and the next to the last bill from Selge Construction, Niles, Mich. The council approved payment to Selge of $83,350.55 and to Crosby of $7,808 as well as the final Crosby payment of $66,783.25.
During the utilities department report, Severn Trent Utilities Manager Mike Noe reported, “Work is coming to a halt on the project.” Epworth Forest sewer continues to have a couple of problems. The north shore lift station is being rebuilt and old clarifiers being repaired with money already appropriated. A by pass was necessary for a couple of days at Epworth Forest to make repairs.
Bids are coming in for the bed by Lake View Pizza King in North Webster Town Park. The town owns the building in the park that the restaurant leases. Summer activities at the park are going well.
“It is Mermaid Festival time and we are prepared,” noted Police Chief Greg Church. The police department answered 232 calls of service during May with the most being traffic related, citizen assists, agency assists and accidents. Officers drove 3,488 miles using 301.2 gallons of fuel and worked 632.15 hours.
The meeting was preceded by a budget workshop for 2018. Attending were Sponseller, Noe, Church, town council members Jon Sroufe, Lisa Strombeck and David Walicziak, Clerk-Treasurer Betsy Luce and Jack Birch, town attorney.
The next meeting will be held 6 p.m., Tuesday, July 16, in the North Webster Community Center’s party room, 301 N. Main St.