HOLTVILLE — The water storage tank replacement seems well on its way with the City Council awarding the project’s bid Monday.
The 1.5 million gallon tank was damaged two years ago during the Easter Sunday earthquake and demolished soon after.
Since then, the city requested financial assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which provided more than $2.5 million for the replacement project and grant administration.
The funding provided will rebuild the tank and also include a UV disinfection system, said City Engineer Jack Holt.
The time schedule for the project is tight, said Holt, as FEMA expects the project to be finished by October.
City Manager Alex Meyerhoff agreed that there is “a very tight time frame.” It’s even more so because actual construction needs to be finished by September since it takes a month to get the system running, according to Meyerhoff.
J.R. Filanc Construction will be in charge of the project and according to its vice president, Gabe Rico, there will be some local workers involved in the project.
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Here are three other issues decided at Monday’s City Council meeting:
1 The first of a series of public hearings to discuss the city’s budget was scheduled to take place at City Hall at 5:30 p.m. April 18.
2 Financial assistance for the sewer outfall main and residential collection project is being sought by the City Council, which approved the submittal of a grant application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The application deadline is Friday.
3 Two grant applications through the state Department of Transportation Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program were approved by the City Council. One grant would be used to purchase three Chevrolet Silverado hybrid vehicles for the Fire Department, while the other would partly fund the rehabilitation of Fourth Street.
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