Decatur company awarded Geneva wastewater bid
The Geneva Town Council unanimously voted to award Fleming Excavation of Decatur the wastewater infrastructure improvement project. Fleming Excavation submitted the lowest bid of $569,610.50. The project is set to begin in March of 2012.
In a related matter, Barry Ehinger was present at the council meeting to put his name up for consideration as the position of onsite construction manager for the wastewater project as an independent contractor. After looking over his resume and the information he submitted, councilman Doug Milligan recommended that the board take his request under advisement and do more research before making the decision.
In council news, the appointment of the 2012 officers took place. The council decided to keep the council the same with Dick Clutter as president, Jim Timmons as vice-president, and Doug Milligan as council member.
Sally Burry was also appointed as deputy clerk, filling the position vacated by the death of Rosie Puterbaugh this past September. The board also approved Burry as a signatory for all Bank of Geneva accounts in the case of the clerk-treasurer Bill Warrenâ€™s absence. Other positions approved by the council were the reappointment of Jason Wilkie to the Park Board and Jeff Brown to the South Adams Rails to Trails committee. The Tree Board currently has two vacant positions.
In police news, town marshal Rob Johnson updated the council on the progress of school resource office Scott Dailey. One of the duties performed by Dailey in recent months has been the confiscation of the synthetic marijuana â€œspiceâ€ from students. Also present was South Adams superintendent Scott Litwiller.
â€œIt makes you think, what did we do before we had a school resource officer,â€ said Litwiller. â€œI am very pleased. He stays very busy. Safety is a high priority. Having a school resource officer is very beneficial.â€
Each of the three schools in Adams County has a school resource officer. The funding for this program is good through May of 2013. According to Litwiller, the three schools have been talking about what they will do once the funding runs out.
â€œSchool resource officer is a high priority. It is something we want to continue and to sustain,â€ said Litwiller.
The new phone system at the police station is up and running. The brand new phones were received through the county. Landon Patterson spent about a day and a half setting up the brand new phone system. The police station will fulfill their current contract with Comcast and then go to a voiceover IP phone system. At that point, there will be no external phone lines going into the police station.
Finally, the town council meeting schedule has been set for 2012. Geneva Town Council meetings will continue to be on the first Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.
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