Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton reports on water tower, sewer and water projects

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Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton reports the water tower project on Princeton Road will likely get completed earlier than scheduled.

Urton told the Trenton Utility Committee that the contractor plans to have three crews working on the water tower in an effort to have the job done by the end of October. He said he was told the crews plan to use a special paint that can cure in temperatures as cool as 40 degrees. Work was previously completed by the contractor on the Iowa Boulevard water tower.  Combined, the two water tower projects cost more than $1,100,000.

Urton reported the Normal Street sewer rehab project is ready and will be put out for bids. The engineers’ estimated cost for the sewer work along a portion of Normal is $579,00 with the city paying $57,000 for preliminary engineering as well as design engineering and construction administration. Because the city does not have the necessary machinery, a contractor is sought for the Normal Street work which is to be completed prior to the street department overlay project next summer.

Among other projects, Urton reported on plans to make improvements in the wake of frequent breaks on an old water main at 17th and Harris. The construction cost is $340,000, which is half of what the city had budgeted for the water line work. Money budgeted but not spent on this project will be transferred toward water projects that are planned along portions of East 8th and East 9th Streets. Urton also discussed details for those projects; as well as a water main project planned at 10th and Oklahoma.