According to Bloomfield city worker Bret Gieselman, sewer services will be coming to town sometime during next week. In order to prepare for this, some of the manholes have been busted open to free the asphalt from them. Orange circles have been sprayed around the manholes so drivers can avoid them.
The sewers are being repaired and ‘foamed’ to run smoother. Somewhere some axcess debris is entering the sewers. Mike Doering pointed out during the meeting it may be coming from the lagoons. Gieselman stated the foaming the sewer lines helps rid the area of roots and if needed they would reseal and repair the sewer, which has not been needed so far.
He believes that this process, along with checking the lagoons, will fix all the problems and leave the sewer running smoothly.
City Administrator Colette Panning stated that we are in the second of a four year plan to fix the sewers for the whole town.
Gieselman is to schedule a time to meet with Peterson’s to take samples and depths of the lagoons. Samples and depths will show how the sediment levels are in the lagoons.
Doering suggested closing one or two cells off so nothing can drain into it, then use a pump to empty a cell and see what is in there. The valve would then be opened to equalize it. Doering noted how there is currently a mound somewhere in one of the cells, he thinks it is essential to find it and get rid of it.
Ray Lush asked about a time table concerning a manhole on north 1st street. Gieselman and Doering agreed that it would hopefully they could start tearing that road up yet this week.
Panning worked alongside Joe Hunhoff on the city budget and it hasn’t changed much from last year’s budget. Panning noted there is only about a $600 increase over the previous budget.
New Lindy EMS
The council approved Mike Schainost’s request to add Redina Redwing to Lindy’s EMS crew. Schainost noted that there are three other EMS who report to Lindy for emergencies, four including himself. The council agreed Redwing would be a nice addition to the crew.