By MARK EVANS
STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD
Bloomsdale officials heard from both Cochran Engineering and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) at the Dec. 13 board of aldermen meeting.
Only Monica Rozier and Brandon Shortt were present of the four aldermen.
MoDOT’s Chris Crocker told them that MoDOT is interested in tying the northbound rest area into the city sewer system. Mayor Paul Monia said he would like to be helpful, but that he would want to see an extensive engineering report before considering such a plan.
Levi Woods of MoDOT agreed and said it would be at MoDOT’s expense. He will also get figures on the weigh station that feeds under Interstate 55.
Cochran’s T.J. Garbs reported that the new water tank had been disinfected and passed two water tests favorably. It is ready to be brought into line.
Some rock and fencing work and the demolition of the old standpipe are all that remain of this portion of the project.
Paperwork is in progress for easements and rights of way for the Clement Road portion of the water main project.
When it is complete, Garbs will prepare a draft letter to go to any potentially impacted residents. He expects this to be complete in about two weeks and ready for City Clerk Lynnette Randoll to send to the residents.
The board then approved an additional water main design for Clement Road for $27,260.