HIGHLIGHTS JULY 5 MEETING: Extracted From Minutes

Grantsville Mayor Neil Blankenship told council members there are problems with aging sewage treatment pumps, and they must be replaced.

Blankenship said Douglas Kee from the PSC said the town must raise rates to pay for the replacements. Mr. Kee informed the mayor he would be recommending a fine for failure to seek adequate funding from users.

He advised the council that an asbestos inspection would be done on the old town hall and that he would be running ads to salvage some of the building. He is also seeking bids for paving and asphalt.

The Street Surfacing Committee recommended some streets for paving, including Calhoun, Pine and Florence Streets.

Frank Venezia of the Town Hall Committee introduced Dominick Cerrone, the project engineer for the new facility. Venezia presented drawings of the proposed facility which is projected to cost $270,000.

During citizen's comments, David Villers complained to the mayor about the town's insurance coverage failing to pay medical bills he claims are related to the town's negligence. The mayor agreed to arrange a meeting with a company representative.

Doug Davis inquired about when improvements will be made on a storm drain near his residence which has caused problems.

Council had a second reading on a National Incident reporting Ordinance.

Blankenship asked council members to review the employee insurance handout and formed a storm drain committee.

Council voted to pay bills.

Attending, Mayor Blankenship and Recorder Roger Propst, council members Wilbert Kirby, Cheryl Davis, Charles Whipkey and JoAnn Stevens.

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