Verona City Council reviewed progress on the inspection of the city's sewer lines at its regular meeting held July 27.
According to Ron Greenwood of the sewer department, the cleaning and televised inspection of the lines was a major step for the city. An estimated cost of $19,600 for proposed repairs to the city's system was provided by Ray Greek of Ace Pipe Cleaning.
Greenwood recommended holding off on making the repairs and looking for local service providers. Greenwood indicated that the plant was working well and there was no urgency to make the proposed repairs.
Greenwood also reported that an ultraviolet light at the plant was tripping out due to heat.
The light is part of the equipment upgrade for the treatment plant obtained by the city through a matching grant. The engineering firm of AE Solutions and owners Richard Werner and Bud Sherman have been paid in full for the project.
It was noted that AE Solutions has not yet paid Haynes Equipment for the light. The company will not make repairs until it receives payment. AE Solutions contends that payment won't be made until the repairs are completed. The issue is further complicated by the fact that the warranty on the equipment is nearing expiration, according to City Clerk Julie Ruscha.
Snyder said he had spoken with City Attorney Don Trotter who would send out letters to both parties.
A request by Police Chief Joe Powell to increase Patrolman Scott Tidyman's hours from 30 to 40 hours per week was unanimously denied.
A request by Powell that council approve two reserve officers for the city received a motion from board member Debbie Snyder but died for lack of a second.
Alderman approved the purchase of two four-drawer file cabinets for City Clerk Julie Ruscha. Cost of the cabinets was approximately $400. The motion was unanimously approved.
Council has scheduled a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17 at City Hall. Agenda items include property tax rates, sewer rate review and ordinance reviews.
The next regular meeting of the Verona City Council will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at City Hall.