Water system improvements eyed in Middlebury

Town Council opened bids for construction of the replacement well.

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 12:05 a.m.

Meeting: Middlebury Town Council

When: Monday, May 5

Key action: Approved an addendum to the interlocal agreement for water services that the town has with the Elkhart County Redevelopment Commission. In 2012, the town planned to raise two of its water towers. The county gave the town $902,600 from the Middlebury East TIF district for the project, but it turned out to be too costly and difficult to do. The addendum repurposes $328,671 of the money the county gave the town for water improvements to upgrade the water treatment plant, active an inactive booster station to improve water pressure to the Highland Hills area, improve monitoring systems and replace one of the town’s wells. The remainder of the funds will be held for a future booster station to the north end of town. The Elkhart County Redevelopment Commission will vote on the addendum later this month.

Other actions:

• Opened bids for replacing one of the town’s wells. Raymer Water Supply Services of Marne, Michigan quoted $198,950 for the project, and Ortman Drilling and Water Services of Kokomo quoted $133,500. The council accepted the bids under advisement.

• Approved having Tridium of Elkhart delineate a well head protection area and update the town’s wellhead protection plan at a cost of $24,000.

• Approved a change order to the wastewater treatment plant improvements project for $30,588.92.

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