If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
By MARK EVANS
STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD
During the Oct. 10 Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen meeting a Clement Road resident asked Mayor Paul Monia what he could do to help convince some of his neighbors to sign easement paperwork.
Cochran engineering has staked off the proposed easements along Clement Road were a new waterline needs to be put in. However, a couple of residents have not been willing to sign the easements.
This in part stems from confusion since the city had initially proposed a widening of the street in addition to the line replacement. The idea of widening Clement Road was long ago dropped and the city has been trying to get that fact across to residents.
Monia suggested that the resident point out to his neighbors the issues with the nearly 60-year-old transite pipes. They are virtually unrepairable today. Due to their asbestos content, the transite pipes are no longer made and trying to get replacement pieces of modern material to fit with the old transite sections is extremely difficult. They are also subject to fracturing during freezing and thawing of the ground. Additionally, the four-inch pipes should really be replaced by six-inch pipes. This would also give better fire protection.
Cochran still hopes to release plans to contractor in December with a bid opening in January and a notice to proceed in March. The goal for he project to be completed is June 2024.
• Ward 2 Alderman Chris “Sappy” Basler thanked Rick Drury, assistant fire chief, for taking over the job of doing “locates” for water lines during the illness of Water Superintendent John Lurk.
• City Clerk Lynnette Randoll reported that the breakers on the pump at the well house kicked off on Sept. 12. She called Bruce Terry, who told her the overloads are too small for the new 30-HP pump.
• Randoll met with Zachary Miller of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for a final walk-through of the water tower project. Miller was impressed and made no recommendations for changes.
• Randoll picked up personal property and real estate tax bills from County Collector Kim Gielow. She will send them out later in the month.
• Some residents of Meyer Lane came in and discussed sewer issues they have been having with the mayor.
• Randoll and Wes Hogenmiller took a water sample for the DNR on Sept. 28.