HARRISVILLE, W.Va. — Ryan Holcomb of Thrasher Group updated Harrisville Council on the status of the water tank and sewer projects when the group met Feb. 14.
According to Holcomb, the preliminary funding application for the sewer project was submitted to the Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJDC) on Feb. 10. He predicted the project would go out for bid this Fall.
The bidding phase for the water tank project is over and the winning bid came in $20,000 over budget, but it has been approved by the IJDC. A pre-construction meeting will be held Feb. 23.
Mayor Alan Haught attended the National Rural Water Conference in Washington, D.C., the week prior to Council’s meeting.
He had the honor to introduce WV Senator Shelley Moore-Capito as a guest speaker during the conference.
Haught said, “Senator Capito and Senato Manchin have been great friends and supporters of rural water.”
The mayor asked Holcomb if any information about the water plant generator had been received. Holcomb had heard from the State earlier that day and grants could be available to help with funding.
Councilman Richard Kerns asked Holcomb how expensive a generator would be, and he estimated it could cost around $500,000 to service the plant.
The mayor also reported the sanitary board met prior to the Council meeting, and everything worked as expected.
Park board updates
Councilman Kerns said the horseshoe pits at the municipal park would be removed soon.
Councilman Scott Wolfe added that the old volleyball field fence needed attention. He temporarily fixed it with zip ties when the Christmas lights at the park were set up.
Since it is a big part of the Christmas light display, removing the fence might not be ideal unless an alternative could be found.
In other matters, Council did the following:
•Approved minutes and paid bills as presented.
•Adopted the Hazard Mitigation Plan resolution.
•Approved Cheryl Haught, Sheila Collins, Jane Mullen and Libby Hendrickson to the municipal election board. Another board member will be added as soon as town recorder Ronda White is able to speak to that person.
•Approved release of opioid litigation settlement.
Harrisville Council will meet next on March 14 at 7:30 p.m.