Monterey Town Council Eager To Get Engineering Study Underway

Monterey, VA – The Monterey Town Council is ready to start the engineering study for extension of the town water line out Airport Terrace Road. Mayor Janice Warner made her recommendation to the Council at their meeting Thursday evening.

“This is February and if we want to do anything, we need to get this moving” says Warner.

The Council passed a motion authorizing Mayor Janice Warner to have Brad Craig of the engineering company Mattern and Craig begin the study. The town has still not heard about the grant from the Virginia Department of Health that would provide the estimated $48,000 for the engineering study, but they were told that it would be funded soon. Mayor Warner is scheduled to meet with Brad Craig on Friday this week and they will discuss starting the study as soon as possible.

Councilman Francis Fenn told the Council that he had spoken to Jerry Rexrode about enclosing the existing concrete slab at the waste water treatment plant.

“What we propose is to enclose the area that has cement on it ” says Fenn. “It’s already been poured and will be enclosed with metal with a roll up 12 foot door with a door for entrance and two windows in it.”

The Council approved a motion to have Mr. Rexrode proceed with the job as soon as weather permits.

In other business, Mayor Warner reported that she has received several complaints regarding Monterey dog owners not picking up after their dogs. The mayor wants town residents to know that they are violating town ordinances by not picking up after their dog and by not having their dog on a leash. The mayor said that warrants will be taken out on any dog owners violating this policy and the offenders will have to appear in court.

Council member Tony Stinnett remarked that he would like to see a reminder on the dog ordinances published in the Recorder next week. His motion to that effect was approved by the Council.

Linda and Rich Holman thanked the Town Council for help clearing snow from the west end of Mill Alley and for providing salt and gravel for treating the hill.

Councilman Francis Fenn questioned the electric bills for the spring house and water treatment plant from Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative.

“I have some questions” says Fenn. “We’re burning two light bulbs and they estimated the bill at $204.34.”

He requested that the town clerk call the electric company to check on those bills. He thinks that the estimates of power usage on the bills are significantly higher than the amounts actually being used.

The next regular meeting of the Monterey Town Council will be Thursday, March 3 at 7:30 PM in the Highland Public Library.

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