Council receives sewer plant update


By Jacquie Humphrey

FPS Correspondent

Leesville Mayor John Traxler updated village council on issues prohibiting the village from finalizing the new wastewater treatment plant. Traxler said he plans to contact the contractor for the project, Tucson, to make some final adjustments. There was also an issue with the service provider to the alarm system, which has been resolved. A backup battery must be purchased to complete the project. The mayor told council he feels two backup pumps should be purchased to avoid future issues should a pump fail.

Two sizes of pumps are utilized in the wastewater process, a main pump in the dousing tank, which costs $1,700, and three aeriation pumps in the affluent system at the cost of $1,800 each. Only one spare of this size is needed. Council unanimously voted to purchase a backup for the main pump in the amount of $1,800 (including shipping). Council will revisit the purchase of the $1,800 aeriation pump at a later date. Traxler said since all residents are hooked onto the system, monthly income is being generated. In other business, council: -LEARNED the paving of Green Street has been completed by Tabler Construction. -LEARNED the catch basin on Borden Alley has been installed. -DISCUSSED a problematic area at the corner of Bush and Lover’s alleys; the manhole needs to be raised to street level. -AGREED to request notification from Bowerston when a water hookup in Leesville is done. -APPROVED a super blanket purchase order in the amount of $3,000 for electricity in the sewer fund. -REVIEWED a new one year contract for 2016 from Solicitor Jason Jackson. The contract provides for a $50 per month raise, bringing his monthly salary to $300. Council tabled the matter. -AGREED to one additional spraying for mosquitoes. Traxler will contact ActionNow to schedule a date. -SCHEDULED the next meeting Sept. 13 at 7p.m. in village hall.