BEVERLY -An update on repair work under way at the Spring Hills subdivision in Beverly and a $1,279,170 bid for a village waterline repair project were the two top agenda items during Wednesday's council meeting for the village of Beverly.
Beverly Mayor Rex Kenyon read an email from Gary Silcott, senior associate at Stantec of Logan, updating council members on infrastructure repairs under way at the Spring Hills subdivision.
R&G Development of Belpre, owner of the subdivision off Ohio 339 at Lakeview Drive, and the village of Beverly agreed on needed infrastructure repairs at the subdivision at the village's special meeting on Oct. 18.
Stantec will oversee work on Spring Hill's Center Street and Bernice lift stations, the subdivision's detention pond, booster station and one of its manholes.
Silcott wrote that he had received another quote on the lift station work in the subdivision, and is waiting for one additional quote.
Plans have been sent to three local contractors for quotes on the work needed to reset manhole castings in the subdivision, he added.
Spring Hills subdivision will be accepted into the village of Beverly if all of the agreed-upon repair work is completed by Stantec on behalf of R&G Development.
In other business, five bids were received for a waterline repair project in the village of Beverly.
The winning bid, subject to approval and review, was from Tam Construction of Athens for $1,279,170, according to Kenyon.
An $800,000 zero percent, 30-year loan has been secured from the Ohio Public Works Commission to fund the first phase of waterline repairs.
Rate increases to pay for the loan are already in effect, with minimum usage customers seeing an increase of $4 to $6 per month.
Approximately 15,000 to 17,000 feet of the village's waterlines are scheduled to be repaired in the first phase.
According to Kenyon, "approximately 150 households and a few businesses will be impacted" by the repairs.
The village's board of public affairs will approve or disapprove the bid from Tam Construction at its Nov. 21 meeting.
Kenyon said the construction company would have 120 days to complete the repairs.
"There are some rain or weather days in that time period," he added.
Also Wednesday, council approved the adoption of increased 2013 rates for the Beverly pool season including: general admission for ages 4 to 18 increased from $3 to $4; general admission for adults over 18 increased from $4 to $5; weekly pass, from $12 to $15; individual season pass, from $60 to $65; four-member family pass, from $120 to $130, with additional family members remaining at $20 each; and pool party per hour, from $75 to $100.
"The minimum wage is going up next year from $7.70 to $7.85 per hour, which will have an effect on lifeguards' (pay)," said village fiscal officer Pam Jackson.
In addition, advertisement for the pool's coming season will be done from April to Oct. 31, 2013, reported James Ullman, council member and chair of the swimming pool committee.