NEW WATERFORD -Council approved a bid from village resident Tim Yarian to purchase its old service department pickup during Tuesday's meeting.
Six bids were received with Yarian bidding $2,950. Other bids were, Abby Yarian, $2,175; Sulli Motors, $1,234; Kunkle Farms, $1,100; and Shawn Millison of Salem, $350.
Council passed a unanimous resolution authorizing Village Administrator Fred Fink to enter into an agreement with the person submitting the highest and best bid.
The deadline for bids was set at Oct. 5.
The village just purchased a new truck that is now in service.
In other business, council approved the final reading on a resolution to reclassify and provide salaries or hourly rates for all village employees. The resolution, passed with a 4-0-1 vote, and repeals any previous measures that may be in conflict with the new resolution.
Councilman Tom Cresanto, a member of the New Waterford Volunteer Fire Department, abstained from the vote.
Also, Fink said there were some complaints about brown water in different areas and the system was flushed twice. He said they found some problems coming from the Creek Road well and it was traced to a water line from the pump to the tower.
"We had to flush it out three to four times daily and treat it with chlorine and back flush the line for several days and it finally cleared up," he said. "The chlorine level is a little on the high side at the tower and in the system, (and) we are slowly cutting the dosage back to the proper level."
The water supply was staying up and the towers were full, he said, adding the wastewater plant was running but one clarifier was still down.
Fink also noted the telemetry system, which provides for water tower level notification, had been repaired and "appears to be working OK."
Trick or treat will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Oct. 31.
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