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Bloomsdale Water Project Still On Track



T.J. Garbs of Cochran Engineering reported that work is nearly done on the new 300,000-gallon water tank in Bloomsdale.

The tank has been erected and work was ongoing pointing it – first over the welds. After the painting is done, the tank will be disinfected and site work such as yard piping and removal of the old standpipe will be finished.

Mayor Paul Monia reported that an individual had expressed interest in buying the old 80,000-gallon standpipe, intact, for some other use.

The board and Garbs agreed that this would need to be worked out between Vern Bauman Contracting, who is doing the site work, and the individual. He would have to take on all responsibility/liability for moving it, if this took place.

Garbs said the distribution part of the $2 million project is “going pretty good.” He said they had been waiting on one last change order, needed because of more rock being encountered than anticipated in digging. It will add an additional $26,060 to the bill.

A final walk-through will be held, in which Cochran officials will go through a “punch list” with the city, to make sure everything is completed to the city’s satisfaction.