RUSSELLVILLE -- The water tower in Russellville will have to wait for a while before it is repainted on the inside.
At Wednesday's town council meeting, the two members present voted to pay off the loan for the water tower before trying to paint it. They said they couldn't do both with the money they currently had and thought that it would be best to pay off the loan.
"Our auditors recommended this idea to us," said Don Reddish, town council president.
The move to pay off the loan will save the town eight years in interest payments figuring to be around $25,000.
The tower will still be painted, but it will be tabled until spring.
The board also spoke about the need to replace the water filtration system. Initial reports put a new water filtration system between $80,000 and $120,000 according to water supervisor Mike Varvel. At this time, no bids have been sought out in this venture but the board believes they may take out a loan in order to get that fixed.
On Sept. 20, a pamphlet of rules and regulations for the town will be available free-of-charge in Town Hall. This is a move by the board to let their residents know they are listening to their concerns as well as getting the rules out to the community.
Lastly, the old snow plow truck that was replaced at the last board meeting is up for sale. The truck is going to be sold with the plow and anyone interested needs to contact town hall for further information and pricing. Russellville Town Council meets regularly the third Wednesday of every month in Town Hall at 7 p.m.