New Haven updated on town projects

Mindy Kearns - Special to Ohio Valley Publishing

NEW HAVEN — Updates on several ongoing projects were presented at a recent meeting of the New Haven town council.

Jack Ramsey of Triad Engineering gave council members a tentative start date for the upcoming Water System Improvement Project. Ramsey said the probable date for construction to begin is November 2016, according to Recorder Roberta Hysell.

The town has also been consulting with an engineer regarding a wastewater treatment plant line that runs into the Ohio River. Some of the effluent line has collapsed and tree stumps have damaged other portions of the line, it was reported.

The dilapidated properties project was discussed. A total of 10 properties were targeted for demolition. Council members were told that the fifth property has now been completed.

In other action, the council:

Heard a report from Mayor Charles Yonker that the Lakin Correctional Facility workers cleaned the streets of the main thoroughfare, with the mayor expressing his appreciation;

Issued building permits to Carl Rickard for a privacy fence and Danny Gillispie for a roof replacement;

Held and passed the second reading of the bond ordinance;

Agreed to allow the purchase of pressure regulators;

Heard a report that the fiscal year 2014 audit will finish soon, with an exit interview scheduled;

Heard an update from Johnny Oldaker, supervisor, on the status of work orders; and,

Approved the financial report, invoices for payment, and minutes of the previous meeting.

Attending were Mayor Yonker, Recorder Hysell, and council members Jessica Howard, Amy Gordon, Smitty Jarrell and Jim Elias.

Mindy Kearns

Special to Ohio Valley Publishing