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Clark County

April 10, 2013

A fresh coat of paint in Sellersburg

More annexations could be on the way

SELLERSBURG — A long-awaited fresh coat of paint will soon be covering the water towers in Sellersburg.

The Sellersburg Town Council approved a contract for the low bidder for the project, Caldwell Tanks, at a cost of $578,500.

The cost to paint the downtown water tower is $319,600 and the cost to paint a water tower off of Ind. 60 is $258,900. Both tanks will be painted white with black block lettering that spells out the town’s name.

Repainting the water towers has long been a project on the agenda for the town and the plans moved forward when the town council agreed to seek a $5 million bond for improvements to its water system. Sellersburg Municipal Works Director Ken Alexander said the money to pay for the project will come from the bond anticipation note on the bond.

In addition to refurbishing the water towers, the bond sought is expected to pay for the drilling of two new supply wells, construction of a new booster station and a new 500,000-gallon water storage tank.

No final vote has yet to be taken on the water rate ordinance that will help to repay the bond, but it has been introduced on a first reading. Ordinance 2013-001 would raise monthly rates for town residents, based on 5,000 gallons of water usage, from $13.25 to $27.

Alexander said a target date of May 1 has been set for beginning work on the water towers. 

“Talking to Caldwell, they would like to start sooner rather than later,” he said.

However, before crews begin painting the towers, AT&T will need to remove equipment from the tops of the water tanks. A meeting with AT&T has been scheduled for this week.



Sellersburg Town Attorney Jake Elder provided the council with another update to the annexation requirements the town must meet and added that additional properties may be interested in joining the town.

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