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Council OKs engineering for sewer design

6/19/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Pam Lifke

Norton City Council in a special June 16 meeting approved an agreement with Environmental Design Group to design a vacuum sewer system for Nash Heights.

Council Clerk Karla Richards said the ordinance, on fourth reading, was adopted 7-0 by Council. The agreement is for engineering services for Nash Heights East and Nash Heights West. The services are not to exceed $174,760, according to Council documents.

The vote followed a 50-minute presentation on vacuum sewers by AIRVAC Vacuum Sewers during a Council work session, Richards said. She said residents in attendance asked many questions.

During the committee meeting, Council members agreed to place the first reading of legislation requesting the vacation of Kingston Avenue on the agenda for Council’s next meeting. A public hearing on the matter will be held July 14 at 7:15 p.m., Richards said. Kingston Avenue is an unimproved street whose vacation was requested by two residents who live along it, Richards said.

Council also agreed to place on the next meeting’s agenda a first reading of legislation appointing Valerie Wax Carr to the position of administrative officer, Richards said. Carr was hired as interim administrative officer in February. As the permanent administrator, she would be paid $67,993 annually, according to the ordinance. During its discussion, Council removed an emergency clause from the legislation, Richards said.

Council also discussed, during its work session, the abolition of its standing three-person committees in favor of referring all matters to its committee-of-the-whole, Richards said.

Council will meet in regular session June 23 at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at the Safety-Administration Building, 4060 Columbia Woods Drive.

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