Fayette sewer project moving forward

Meeting in regular session, Tuesday, April 3, the Fayette City Council approved a sewer waiver, an advisory board appointment, signed a proclamation and reviewed ongoing sewer project.
Cord Harper appeared before the council requesting a sewer waiver for a rental property. At this particular property pipes had frozen under the house where it is a dirt floor and water was absorbed into the ground. The waiver was granted.
A letter from the Fayette Area Community Trust, also known as the Barker Trust, informed that Advisory Board member Wally Eaton has served the maximum number of terms he can serve at this time. The Trust submitted Bryan Kunze as a potential new member. Mayor Kenneth O’Brian approved the recommendation.
Mayor O’Brian also signed a proclamation recognizing Arbor Day in Fayette as April 27, 2018. City representatives will take part in the Fayette Schools celebration of Arbor Day in the next few days.
The council received an update on the status of the ongoing sewer project. The camera portion of the project is more than half finished with 33,700 feet of sewer line inspected. Problem areas in need of repair or maintenance have been identified. The council was informed that the cost for Visu-Sewer will not come to the total originally estimated. The difference is still unknown at this time.
Public Works Director, Danny Dougherty, reported the new pump for the city pool has been installed and staff is waiting on better weather to begin work on the drain.
The THM levels in the water is being addressed. Changes were made in pressures and levels in water towers. Samples have been collected and sent for testing.
Re-striping the angled parking around the square is still being looked at. To change the angle, the current yellow stripes will need to be painted black and new yellow stripes painted in. Hopefully the appearance of two different stripes will not cause confusion.
Thursday, April 5 was CMU service day. Central students were assisting crews around Fayette clearing rubbish.
The next meeting of the Fayette City Council will be Tuesday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.

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