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By MARK EVANS
STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD
Bloomsdale will be getting a new pump for its new 300,000-gallon water tank.
The board of aldermen passed a motion at its May 9 meeting to move forward with getting a new 30-horsepower pump.
Ward 2 Alderman Brandon Shortt noted that the old pump, in use since the 1980s, “has had a good run.”
The board will be getting information from Bruce Terry regarding the replacement.
The board also voted to review its insurance policy.
Mayor Paul Monia expressed concern that the current coverage needs to be increased.
“We need help,” Mayor Paul Monia said. “We need to know how many miles of water line we nave, how many miles of sewer line we have. We’ve got that new tank. That lift station is all brand new.”
The current policy expires in June. The renewal premium would be $13,816, up from $12,525.
It was agreed that the coverage needs further review. Bringing in a special insurance consultant was discussed. An appraisal of the city’s water-related assets, significantly upgraded with the addition of the new tank, should also be part of that process, the board agreed.
Ultimately, City Clerk Lynnette Randoll reached out to the city’s insurance broker, Lakenan Insurance, who agreed to send a representative to meet with city officials about making changes to the coverage.