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MWCD provides grant funds to Leesville sewer project

By Jacquie Humphrey
FPS Correspondent

Leesville Council members learned the village was awarded $117,340.75 from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s Partners in Watershed Management grant program.

Fiscal Officer Sally Bernhart said the money will be used for the wastewater treatment plant system installation.

Mayor John Traxler announced the waste water treatment plant project is officially underway. Construction of the access road to the plant site began earlier in the week.

Traxler has been in close contact with Engineering Associates, Inc. regarding the progress of the plant. Construction had been delayed due to inclement weather.

The mayor noted there will be discussions with Joyce Gray of Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) regarding grant funding to assist residents in financing the expenses of abandoning their existing systems and with connection fees for the new one.

In an unrelated matter, Bernhart said she had received notification from the Carroll County Health Department that they are requesting a 5% rate increase for the 2015 budget.

In other business, council:
-LEARNED from village employee Steve Deist the siren in the circle does not work. Traxler will contact the proper parties to have it repaired.

-DISCUSSED tree trimming to be done in 2014, no action was taken at this time.

-NOTED there are two vacant seats on council. Anyone interested in serving on council should send a letter of interest to P.O. Box 204, Leesville 44639, or attend a regular council meeting. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.

-SCHEDULED the next meeting April 8 at 7 p.m. in village hall.

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