NORTH WEBSTER — If you live within earshot of station A within the Eden Shores area, relief is on the way, according to Jayne Alger, project manager with Inframark.
She informed the North Webster Town Council at its meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Mink pump would be replaced soon due to noise complaints.
“An original Busch R5 pump (will be) put back in,” Alger said. “There’s not going to be any cost difference. They’re just going to swap out the Mink pump and give us a brand-new Busch R5 pump, and that should relieve the noise issue in the Eden Shores area.”
The new pump is expected to arrive Sept. 26, and it’ll take another couple weeks for it to be installed.
That is not the only bit of good news from the North Webster’s street, water and sewer department, with Alger stating they’d “met all of our compliances for the month of August.”
In fact, Inframark/North Webster received recognition at an Indiana Water Environment Association’s annual conference in August at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne. IWEA has a voluntary safety inspection and a lab audit for wastewater treatment facilities throughout the state. A passing score is at least 95%. North Webster scored 99% in each category. For this, the department was able to add to its laboratory and safety excellence placards.
Trees were another topic of discussion at the meeting, with Alger noting a lot of tree trimming has been completed so school buses could travel untroubled. She also discussed two estimates for tree removals. Trees slated for removal are near the recycling area and one along Tk Way. One of the trees on the quote is actually the responsibility of the homeowner, so it will be removed from the quotes.
Council members asked for an updated quote from Alger, which will be voted on during next month’s meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 22.
At the request of a resident, North Webster will also examine a tree in the Fisherman Cove area to determine if it’s the homeowner’s responsibility to remove or not.
It was also noted in the meeting the park’s restrooms would be shut down in mid-October. The buoys and swim area will be removed yet this week.
Concrete work has also been completed at the park, though there has been a struggle to keep it clean. An effort will be made to work with a local business to remedy the situation. Tied in with the concrete project, the fence project will be completed once the remaining appropriations have been determined.
North Webster will hold its budget meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at town hall. This budget will be adopted at the Oct. 22 regular meeting at 6 p.m. in the Celebration Room at the North Webster Community Center.