Spring Valley approves $6,000 expense for sewer line

Council also approves street patching equipment purchase, demolition of buildings

An emergency expense of just more than $6,000 to support ongoing work on the city’s sewer lines was approved Monday by the Spring Valley City Council.

The council authorized the purchase of a cable necessary for the video inspection of sewer lines after Street Department Supervisor Jeff Norton advised the existing equipment was past due for replacement.

Norton also noted in his report one of the city’s two water wells, Well No. 10 at Second Street and Taylor Street, was running below capacity and necessary maintenance work had not taken place as anticipated. Norton expressed concern the city’s well maintenance provider, Suez, may be looking to free itself of its contract with the city, but it had not made a formal request to do so.

A resolution was passed authorizing the expense of $83,535 for the purchase of street patching equipment. The proposal was tabled at the council’s July 19 meeting and discussed in a joint meeting Thursday of the Public Streets and Property, Public Health and Safety, Legislative and Finance Committees.

The council also awarded a $29,395 contract to Pohar and Sons, Inc. for the demolition of buildings located at 325 E. First St. and 505 E. Cleveland St., and approved a request from American Legion Dominic O’Berto Post 182 to conduct a tag day fundraising event at the intersection of Spalding and St. Paul streets on Saturday, Aug. 14.

The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 16.