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June 12, 2013

Annexation services being hammered out in Sellersburg





To help prepare for the extension of services to the newly annexed areas, Sellersburg Municipal Works Director Ken Alexander said trash pick-up days for current town residents will change starting June 17.

Beginning June 17, Monday trash pick-ups will be moved to Tuesday and Thursday pick-ups will be moved to Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday trash services will remain the same.

Alexander said the plan is to make the trash pick-up day Thursday for the annexed areas when the services are extended to the area, which is expected in August.



Change orders for several projects included in the town’s upgrades to its water system were presented and approved Monday.

The town council unanimously approved a contract to restore wells seven and eight in the town at a total cost $511,354. The contractor for the project is Bastin Logan Water Services Inc. and is part of the water system upgrades.

A change order for repairs to a water tank on Ind. 60 totaling $2,500 was also approved.

Alexander said the cost did not include installation, which would raise the total cost to between $5,000 and $6,000.

A final change order for repairs to a drainage project in Forest Estates, totaling up to $3,500, was also unanimously approved.

The town council also heard a proposal from Anue Water Technologies Inc. to help control the odor that comes from the lift station near the Sellersburg Library.

Jay Boyd, vice president of sales and marketing for Anue Water Technologies, Inc., gave a presentation for an odor-control system that his company installs, which allows more oxygen to enter the sewer lines and, in turn, reduces hydrogen sulfide gas which causes the odor.

Boyd said the goal of the system is to reduce the amount of odor causing gas in the lines by 90 percent.

The cost for the odor control equipment is $99,000, ongoing electrical costs would total about $3,380 annually and for maintenance costs after the first year the price would total about $1,400 per year.

Sellersburg currently pays about $25,000 per year for chemicals to treat sewer odor.

No action was taken by the council Monday, but it agreed to look into the proposal.

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