RUSSELLVILLE -- Russellville held its monthly town council meeting Monday night, discussing the near completion of several town projects.
The new filtration system for Russellville is about 99 percent complete, it was noted. The town is currently waiting for Superior Water to complete the new lining on the water tower, which has been rescheduled due to weather.
"(We) had a great group of contractors and engineers. They've done really well for our town," Russellville Clerk-Treasurer DeVon Davis commented before the meeting.
The new filtration system is scheduled for completion in the next few weeks. A $70,494.30 payment was authorized by the council to Spear Corp. of Roachdale for payment on the filtration system.
An increase to the water employee salary was also approved. The employee will receive an extra $25 per month, or $300 annually. This increase is due to increase in time working on water meters and meter reading.
Russellville's water system project has been put on hold due to having to wait on parts. There is a five- to six-week waiting period on the parts, which puts delivery time around Christmas. Water Superintendent Mike Varvel put the completion time of the project at sometime after the first of the year.
Other topics discussed included:
-- Bus routes still having trees in path. The issue is being taken care of and will be discussed with the superintendent of transportation for North Puitnam Schools.
-- The scrapping of the old filtration system was discussed and tabled until next meeting to be discussed further.
The next meeting of Russellville town council will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 21.