Village deals with sewer plant issues


By Anthony Conchel - The Sentinel



MOUNT GILEAD — The village has been dealing with “a number of power surges at the sewer plant due to lost phases,” village administrator Dan Rogers advised council Monday night.

Last week it lost another electric phase and the plant shut down and generator came on, but not before flooding the lower basement, he said.

The damaged motor was sent out for repair.

The emergency dial-out system also quit working at the sewer plant. Quotes are being gathered for a replacement system.

Rogers also said shop rags that are being flushed in toilets are causing a problem by plugging up suction lines at the plant.

In other business:

• The Community Development Block Grant for the storm water project was re-submitted to the state of Ohio for approval. Estimated project cost is $483,000, with a local match of 10 percent.

• The Streets Committee reported a “reduced speed ahead” sign is being posted on Iberia Road warning drivers tehy are entering the village and to slow down.

• With the pool closed for the season, the circulation pump has been removed and will be inspected and rebuilt over the winter.

• Fire Chief Greg Young reported 26 calls over the past two weeks, including 10 crashes. “We are four runs short of our total of a year ago,” he said.

• Final clean-up work continues around the village’s water towers. It’s been delayed because of rain.

• Council meets next at 7 p.m. on Nov. 19.

By Anthony Conchel

The Sentinel