Last updated: July 18. 2013 1:53PM - 139 Views
J.D. Charles
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A proposed project to extend water and sewage services to another part of Logan is making further moves forward in the city of Logan.

On Tuesday, the Logan City Council held the first reading on a proposal to receive funding for an upcoming sanitation board project by Todd Swinson of Steptoe and Johnson.

Swinson said the readings were a state requirement in order to open up the funding for the project, which will extend services to over 20 customers in the Stollings area. The project will make it possible for two businesses in Stollings to take out their septic treatment packages and hook up to city sewage.

Mayor Serafino Nolletti said a second reading would be held next month for the project. Swinson noted that the readings will authorize $600,000 and a supplement for the construction. The city has also received a grant for $40,000 to work on a drainage project on Upper High Street.

In other City of Logan news:

  • City employees discussed the change in traffic flow caused by a construction project on the boulevard. Ray Perry said the Boulevard is now limited to two lane traffic and will be for the next two years.
  • The Logan Fire Department received a $6,000 grant and will take control of a special Crash Rescue emergency vehicle which they will use to assist the National Guard. The Logan Fire Department handled 910 fire calls this past year and handled 49 calls last month.
  • City Accountant Jeff Valet said this month’s bills were a little lighter than normal. Usually the city pays $80,000 a month in bills, but this month’s tally was $52,000, plus a few that arrived earlier that day.

Valet explained that the city had already paid its premiums to Brickstreet for Worker’s Compensation a few days earlier. Valet noted that the payment was marked due on Dec. 23,”but the envelope it arrived in was dated Jan. 6.” Valet had more good news for the city- only two payments are left on a 5 year loan the city took out.

  • · Street Commissioner Kevin Marcum discussed preparations made for winter. Marcum said the city still had plenty of salt left for the streets as they had only been salted three times in December. Marcum said a rail on Dingess Street had been repaired, but that it needed a better replacement. The garbage department’s old truck has met the end of its service life and needed to be replaced, noted Mayor Nolletti who received permission from the council to purchase a replacement — a 2005 model Ford F-150 that has 64,000 miles on it. The vehicle is already fitted out with needed modifications and will cost $9,500.

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