Pittsfield embarking on $300k sewer main project

Pittsfield embarking on $300k sewer main project

By Herald-Whig

Posted: Apr. 8, 2017 10:20 pm

PITTSFIELD, Ill. — The city of Pittsfield will soon embark on a $300,000 sewer main project.

The City Council on Tuesday approved a $27,000 construction management and observation agreement with MECO Engineering of Hannibal, Mo., to install a new sewer main at the KDI Industrial Park in Pittsfield’s Tax Increment Financing District 1.

Pittsfield Mayor John Hayden said he is looking forward to seeing the project get started.

The council also approved the purchase of a used $135,000 sewer jetter. Sewer jetters are high-pressure pieces of equipment used to clean drains and clear obstructions in sewer systems. By buying a used jetter, the city was able to pay less than half the price of a new one.

Hayden said a new sewer jetter typically costs $300,000 to $400,000. The model the city purchased is manufactured in 2007.

The council approved a new electric contract that will save $70,000 over the next three years, Hayden said. The renewed contract with Direct Energy will apply to all city accounts.

The council also appointed Glenna D. Pruitt as the city’s new park ranger Tuesday night.

Council members were shown a law enforcement video of an ALICE training session. ALICE training is an active shooter response training drill in which law enforcement officers simulate a school shooting scenario.

“It was nice for the council to get to see the training, but I hope that’s a situation that never happens,” Hayden said.