«Present: Councilman Dwight Clark, Chair Councilman Dave Tadych Councilman Tom Henderson Also Present: Mayor Sutherland, Finance Director Mahoney, ...»
Mr. Tadych stated that the cost will go up only if the sewers are misconnected. Mayor Sutherland stated that those overflows are there for a purpose. During these major storm events if we didn’t have them and they didn’t overflow into the creek they would backflow into the basements. Meeting the requirements of the Clean Water Act is having to close those up. The whole project on Cahoon Road is to achieve that; it really doesn’t have anything to do with anything else. The major problem is the neighborhoods that feed into the main pipe on Cahoon Road. You don’t want to cause basement flooding by closing the overflows; hence the project was designed the way it was. But, it is not going to get any cheaper. Council is going to have to take a look at how we are going to eliminate the inflow and infiltration. It is private property issues; it is not a public property issue. There are a lot of different ways of doing that. It is a difficult issue and we probably should start talking about it in the fall. Not every neighborhood has the same issue, or the same fix will take care of it. There needs to be toolbox of things that can be utilized and hopefully work with residents.
Mr. Clark reiterated his request to Finance Director Mahoney to look into the cost of software for the on-line billing option for sewer bills.
There being no further business to discuss the meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.