WASHINGTONVILLE - A water leak responsible for a 980,000-gallon water loss in May has been fixed, Mayor Will Jones told council Monday night.
"The Rasul leak was fixed today," Jones said, noting workers started this morning.
"The water problem there should be resolved."
The leak in front of Bill Willie's Cook Shack, amounted to 44 percent of the village's water use and Jones said the lost water was unmetered so the village can't charge for it.
Marion-based Underground Utility Services returned to the property a couple of times and the village received assistance from the Salem Utilities Department.
The village buys its water from Salem.
In other business, residents Judy and Dave Altman complained about the odor coming from the Arrow trash disposal business on state Route 14.
Judy Altman said there was an ordinance against garbage sitting anywhere and Assistant Police Chief Mark Husk said it was roll-off containers.
"Some have been sitting for days," he said.
Dave Altman said, "We can't even go in our backyard" and Councilwoman Becky Vignon said she notices the odor what she takes her walks saying she has to "hold my breath" when she is near the trash facility.
Dave Altman said this is the third complaint he and his wife have made and estimated another seven or eight have been made by other residents.
"They even set rat traps there," he said, "something's got to be done." He said a complaint had been filed with the Mahoning County Health Department.
Husk suggested sending a letter outlining the penalties which he said could be $100 per day per dumpster.
Judy Altman said the dumpsters smell "even if they're empty" and Councilman Jim Smith said "even the trucks smell."
Jones said, "We'll get it taken care of ... we'll take care of it ... I guarantee we'll do something about it."
In other business, Smith said he obtained three estimates to paint the small bridge that connects Boston Street to the wastewater treatment plant.
It was built in 2004 after the old bridge was washed out during heavy rains and is rusted and corroded. Smith said was never painted.
He said three estimates were $54,504, $61,140 and $105,250 and included sandblasting it to the "white metal" and starting with a zinc primer and finishing up with an epoxy coating.
The bridge would need a full containment since it spans a waterway per Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
Smith said he spoke to another supplier who said it didn't have to be taken down to the bare metal but acknowledged the estimates were "astronomical" while noting it will take $200,000 to replace the bridge.
Also, council approved a resolution to buy four tires for a police cruiser for $480 and Husk also obtained estimates for front brakes and rotors in case they needed replacement when the tires were installed.
Also, the picnic in the park will be Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.
Jone said there will be a dunk tank and a bounce around.
The picnic will raise money for the parks.
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