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Village waits for official word on pipeline project

The company has not yet sent official word on the position of the pipeline, nor has it sent final paperwork concerning the possible annexation of the former South Point Ethanol plant property.

Friday, August 06, 1999

The company has not yet sent official word on the position of the pipeline, nor has it sent final paperwork concerning the possible annexation of the former South Point Ethanol plant property. Annexing the more than 600-acre plot is part of the original package MAP offered the village. The annexation, even in theory, is opposed by the Perry Township trustees.

"The process is quite complicated and involved when you consider all the water lines and sewer lines and different things," Gaskin said. "It’s going to take some time, and we are aware of that."

Once the village receives final word on the project’s many different aspects, Gaskin said he does not foresee any major problems.

"As soon as they get it where we want it and like we want it, we’ll probably accept it," he said. "It’s a long, drawn-out deal, and it’s to everyone’s advantage to get it done as soon as possible. We know they are working on it and we’re looking forward to seeing this through."

In other business, South Point Waterworks representatives reported an increase in pressure, but did not lift the conservation request, Gaskin said.

"We are still asking people not to use water excessively, but some are still doing it," he said. "The situation is better than what it was, and most residents are going along with this pretty well."

But, those who aren’t conserving are causing potentially serious problems for other residents, especially those at higher elevations, Gaskin said.

"The ones who are still watering their lawns and not taking it easy on their water usage are causing some problems for the people who live at higher elevations," he said. "It causes them not to have any water pressure or maybe a decrease in pressure. But the problem is better than it was, so we’re keeping an eye on it."

Water taps aren’t the only taps on the council’s immediate agenda.

The village is nearing bidding stages for the Solida Road sewer expansion project, which will bring the village sewer lines to more than 250 homes.

"We’re nearing the point where we’re going to go out to bid on the sewer project, and that’s good news in terms of progress," he said."Things are moving the way they should be on the project, and after we go out to bid, it won’t be long before we can get started."