Council approves $55k sewer plant repairs

Jacksboro council members approved spending up to $55,700 for replacing blades on a rotor at the wastewater treatment plant during the Feb. 25 regular meeting.

Most of the blades, which help in decomposition and adding oxygen, are gone on the rotor. None of the blades on any of the three rotors have been replaced since the plant was built, according to City Manager Mike Smith. One quote has been received but city staff would like to get more.

Replacing the blades is expected to cost $33,396 with an additional $22,270 expected for labor. Smith said the money is already in the budget but council approval is needed for projects of $15,000 or more.

Smith said the project should be completed in a day or two time. The other two rotors at the plant will be operational while work is going on.

In other news, Smith was instructed to go back to Waste Connections, the city’s garbage disposal company, with a proposal concerning recycling. At the council’s last meeting, it was decided to remove the recycling bins. Some residents contacted Smith saying they still wished to recycle.

To read the complete article, see the March 6 edition of the Herald-Gazette.

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