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Hillcrest trustees to hear results of water testing next month

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 8th, 2017

Village engineer Jim Sparber

HILLCREST — Village of Hillcrest trustees will be receiving preliminary results of the water modeling system test at their meeting next month. Village engineer Jim Sparber updated the board on the testing progress, beginning with the mapping of the system skeleton into digital representation.

“Within the next two weeks, weather dependent, we will have staff do some flow testing to see what kind of pressure and flow rates they get they open the hydrants up,” Sparber said. “We will select a handful of hydrants at certain locations, and if we have to come back later and do more testing then we will do that.”

Sparber presented two maps, one showing the system system and another showing the approximate age of the water mains. Residents will be advised at a later date when hydrant flushing will occur.

Although there weren’t any motions passed Wednesday evening, Village President Steve Dodson requested all trustees provide a prioritized “wish list” of items they would like to see accomplished in the next four years.

Trustee Jason Fore suggested amending the village’s sewer ordinance, striking the clause requiring residents to file a petition to the board to be excluded from connecting to the sewer. Fore said the current ordinance is subjective, and would also cost homeowners an undue amount of money in fines.

The suggestion would be only to require the homeowner to get a written copy certifying their septic tank is in working order to be excluded from mandatory connection. Removal or amendment of the clause regarding a $750 per day fine was also suggested.

Village attorney Paul Chadwick will review the ordinance and follow up next month.

The board made no action on the policies and procedures item listed on the agenda, tabling it for next month.

For the complete article see the 02-09-2017 issue.

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