The City of Belleville found it has enough money in its Sewer account to fund pipe linings for sewer lines on Main and Angola streets.
At the Nov. 5 regular meeting, the city council voted unanimously to have DPW Director Keith Boc seek bids as soon as possible on the project, which is estimated to cost some $241,090.
Hennessey Engineers provided a proposal to complete a sanitary sewer cured-in-place pipe lining program along Main Street from Denton Road to South Huron River Drive and along the South Huron River Drive alley between Angola and Roland streets.
The sanitary sewer along Main Street is a 15-inch diameter sewer, about 3,000 linear feet, and the sanitary sewer along the alley is an 8-inch diameter sewer, about 585 linear feet.
Boc said the project has been budgeted for and the sewers on Angola have been televised. He said the city’s financial office is comfortable in spending this amount of money.
He said, however, he feels the estimate is high and could be cut by $40,000 or so.
In other business at the hour-long meeting on Nov. 5, the council:
• Approved Belleville/Van Buren Goodfellows’ solicitations during daylight hours on the Friday and Saturday following Thanksgiving. Instead of selling newspapers, this year they will be giving out candy canes;
• Approved Canton Lions Club fund raising at Five Points from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, to take donations to assist those in the community and give out candy canes;
• Set a 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 19, joint meeting with the Belleville Downtown Development Authority to discuss how the two bodies can work together for the good of the city. The joint meeting is before the council’s regular 7:30 p.m. meeting on that day;
• Heard City Manager Diana Kollmeyer tell of a project by women at City Hall where they pay $1 for permission to wear jeans to work on a specific day and the money is saved up to give to a needy family during the holidays. She noted that Friday is regular Jeans Day at City Hall;
• Heard Mayor Conley and Mike Renaud talk about the parking jam in Harbour Pointe subdivision during Halloween trick or treating time. A temporary sandwich board sign at the entrance to the subdivision said parking inside the sub was for residents only. Someone removed the sign and the streets were so full of parked cars that a fire engine couldn’t have gotten through, said Conley. Renaud said there was a house party in the sub and he thinks most of the cars on the streets were from adults at that party; and
• Heard Fire Chief Brian Loranger announce that he has talked to Randy Brown, who is in charge of the fireworks after the Chamber of Commerce nighttime parade on Dec. 1. They worked out a plan for the fire department to let off the 100 lighted lanterns at that time, as well. The lanterns were planned for an earlier date to mark the fire department’s 100 years of service, but then had to be cancelled due to rain.