New Cumberland Hears Update on Water Project

      New Cumberland City Council paused for a moment of silence in memory of deceased Ward I Councilman Brian Webster before proceeding with the October meeting.

     The water project is on schedule according to a report provided by Randy Watkins of Thrasher Engineering.   Watkins said as of Sept. 17, 58% of the work being done by Thrasher is complete and 38% of the work being done by Alex Paris Construction is complete.  He anticipates that allwork will be done before deer season.   A change order has been approved to allow the extension of the  new lines to theBrickyard Bend area of New Cumberland Heights.

     Approval was given to the use of the American Recovery Act funds for three projects:  Pump for well 1C – $8,024.00; Cameras at waste water treatment plant – $3,286. 00; and valve replacements parts – $3,643.94 plus bill for installation.

     Betty Ashcraft spoke to Council about a trailer in lower town which sits beside her home.  She said the residents had been evicted and the trailer needs to be condemned.  At the conclusion of the meeting, Mayor White went to view the trailer in question.

In other business, Council: 

**Set Trick or Treat hours for Saturday, Oct. 30 between 5 p.m. and 7p.m.;

**Learned that LED lights had been installed along River Avenue at a cost of $134.00;

**Learned of plans to expand the Christmas lighting in the town along River Avenue and in the City Park;

**Authorized Mayor Will White to sign all necessary papers for  cruiser grant;

**Agreed to provide Jordan Koski with a raise to $19/hour to retain him after he was offered another job at that rate.  The raise is subject to him getting his water operator license;

**Paid monthly invoices of $35,309.78;

**Approved draw #4 on the sewer project of $21,014.40;

**Approved draw #7 on the water project of $356,811.37;

**Announced Bob & Donna Manypenny were named the Yard of the Month and approved a $50 award check.