Village of Oblong
January 12th, 2005
Minutes of the Water/Sewer Committee Meeting
Present: Committee Chairperson Debi Wilson, Trustee Bonnie Finn, Trustee Sherry Catt, Mayor Keith Waldrop, Public Works Superintendent Gary Lanter, Public Works Office Manager Dale Davis, Utility worker/Meter Reader Jason Garrard and Shannon Woodard of Connor & Connor, Inc.
Discussion was on the possible water softener for the system here in Oblong. It would be probable that we would need to have an attendant there at least 3 days a week. Also, possible that we would have to build a new entrance that would be IDOT approved for the trucks that would be delivering salt. Shannon will attend the next monthly meeting to explain details.
The possible water extension north was also discussed, approximately 80 interested. It would be possible to do this project in a Phase I and Phase II. The entire project cost would approximately $1 million or more. We would need loans and grants.
It is possible that if this project is done, in the future, that we would have to expand the Water Department.
Also discussed was a problem with a local Oblong Water customer, his property has had a water leak in the past and it was explained to him that he could get a 10% leak adjustment. He was not satisfied with this, he mistakenly believes that he should receive a free month of water usage.
There also was a problem with the new LOCIS system it overcharged some water customers, they will be receiving a credit on their February bill it was only customers that used over 25,000 gallons of water.