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Carlisle council sets town yard sale, cleanup days; works on infrastructure

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The Carlisle Town Council set dates for a pair of popular spring
events, then worked on infrastructure, during its regular monthly
meeting last Tuesday.

The council approved the town's annual yard sale to run on June 12,
which will start "officially" bright and early at 7 a.m.

Also scheduled was the town's annual cleanup day, set for May 14 and
15, running from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The council received its monthly project update from HWC Engineering
for the town of Carlisle's water system improvements.

• Treatment facility — "Graves Construction was able to make good
progress over the last month. Renovation of the interior of the old
plant building is well underway, with concrete slabs poured, rough
framing and plumbing completed and insulation installed. Groundwater
levels were reduced enough later in the month so that excavation for
the new filter unit foundation could be completed and the bottom
portion of the foundation could be poured. Miscellaneous masonry work
and electrical work was also completed. Planned work in April
primarily includes forming and pouring the remainder of the foundation
for the filter unit and perhaps replacing the roof."

Graves submitted pay application #2 in the amount of $403,933.70, with
HWC recommending the board approve the payment.

• Wellfield — "Layne has still not been able to begin work on Well #6
due to high groundwater conditions in March, although the water levels
have reduced enough over the this past week to allow Layne to schedule
the well drilling for next week.

Layne submitted pay application #3 in the amount of $71,402.40 for the
stored materials of the three new well pump control panels provided by
DEQ, again which HWC recommended board approval of payment.

Also, HWC said the council needs to extend the substantial completion
contract time for Layne. Since groundwater conditions have prevented
them from performing work for the last four months and since their
current substantial completion date is April 18, HWC recommended
extending that date by 90 days to July 17.

In other business:

• The council approved a quote of $19,700 from MacGregor Power Washing
Services LLC in Sullivan to power wash the town's water tower.

The council also approved a quote of $4,000 from Clouse Inspection
Services of Seelyville for an inside inspection of the water tower.

"Going to have an inspection on the inside (of the tower) in a couple
of months," Carlisle Utility Director Joe Coffman said. "It's supposed
to be inspected every three to five years and ours hasn't been done in
10 years."

Coffman told the council he expects to get five additional years out
of the cleaning before the tower needs to be repainted.

Also, the council approved a quote of $54,000 from E&B Paving of Switz
City to repave the road leading up to the town's sewer plant.

"It's bad out there," council president Azalia Barfield stated.


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