During Monday’s council meeting, Fred Hypes of Dunn Engineering, Inc., was on hand to discuss the project’s status. According to Hypes, the sewer project is approximately 46 percent complete.
Mayor Bruce Riffle said that he was pleased with the project’s progression.
“A fair amount of piping is in the ground now. Some pump stations also have been installed, but they are not working yet,” he said. “We are making great progress — things are on schedule and coming along nicely.”
The town’s sewer project is being funded through a small cities block grant, the West Virginia IJDC Grant and the West Virginia State Revolving Fund Grant, with the total cost estimated at $3.7 million. The project’s construction is being handled by Fields Excavating.
When complete, the sewer system will serve more than 150 customers in Leon. Once construction is finished, the sewer rate will be $33 for 3,000 gallons used — this rate will not go into place until the entire sewer project is both complete and approved. The new system also will make the town more environmentally friendly.
In other business:
• Council discussed hosting a town homecoming in September.
• Council discussed hosting a town cleanup, which will take place sometime in July. The date has not yet been announced.
The next meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday, July 12.