Paving begins along Tera Manor

WINTERSVILLE – Homeowners on Tera Manor and Springdale Avenue will receive a long-anticipated end- of-summer gift.

Village Administrator Walt Ziemba told council members Thursday evening that milling has started on Tera Manor.

“The crews will head over to Springdale on Friday morning and complete the milling,” he stated. “They will then start paving on Tera Manor on Friday as well. The paving of Tera Manor should last two days and then they will begin the paving of Springdale Avenue.”

Ziemba also briefed council on a construction update for Phase 1 of the waste water treatment plant.

“The next monthly progress meeting will be held this Wednesday,” he noted. “AEP will also be in the area on Wednesday to change out the transformers at the plant. Power at the plant will be down on Thursday to test the new generators. More equipment is being brought into the area on a weekly basis.”

Phase 1 of the project will include headwords, new screening, grit and grease removal; a new grit classifier building; new influent and effluent flow monitoring; a new aerobic digester tank; a new scum pump station; replacement of aeration diffusers; a new belt filter press; rehabilitation of the clarifiers; installation of geodesic dome clarifier covers; a UV disinfection system; an update of the electrical system; the addition of two new blowers; raising the flow EQ tank wall; and asphalt resurfacing.

Phase 2 of the project will focus on updating the lift stations with computer lines and a remote monitoring system.

Ziemba said that W.E. Quicksall & Associates solicited proposals for performing geotechnical assessment on the site of the Crawford lift station.

“Three proposals were reviewed and W.E. Quicksall recommended awarding a contract to S&ME for the project,” he noted. “The project will focus on Phase 2, and include five borings to extend to 20 inches in depth or up to auger refusal in the bedrock, drilling, recording groundwater level and analyzing and evaluating the soil’s natural moisture among other things.

The total cost of the project is $4,950.”

The village offered contract to S&ME at the beginning of August, Ziemba added.

In other matters, Mayor Bob Gale announced that village offices will be closed on Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day.

There will be no change in sanitation.

The next council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the municipal building.