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Sewer project goes to bid

The Harrison County Regional Sewer District board and its consultant, Bob Woosley, discussed the New Salisbury sanitary sewer project bid schedule last Wednesday morning at its regular meeting.
The project, which has been in the works for a number of years, will bring sanitary sewer lines to the business corridor at and around the intersection of state roads 135 and 64 in the unincorporated town.
Woosley said the bid documents and specifications will be advertised in this newspaper on Feb. 13 and 20.
A pre-bid meeting for prospective bidders will take place Feb. 26, and bids will be opened at the district board’s regular meeting the following month, March 20.
Woosley said the goal is to have the project complete by the end of this year.
The $2.1 million project will be funded by a combination of an Economic Development grant, Harrison County government and a portion from the Harrison County Economic Development Corp.
The board also discussed the progression of two more projects: the Lanesville interchange area sewer project and the stormwater drainage project at Lanesville Junior-Senior High School. After shortening a portion of pipe, the cost on the stormwater project was reduced from about $63,000 to $57,000 (the engineer’s estimate was $49,000).
The project will place an oil and water separator at the main parking lot at Lanesville schools. It will be constructed either during the spring or summer, when school is not in session.
Harrison County government approved $89,500 for that project as well as a rain garden to catch/treat run-off at Corydon Central.
In other business, Berkshire Pointe treatment plant operator Steve Tolliver (with Aqua Utilities) said a significant amount of grease had to be removed from the grease traps at the plant because of blockage. Tolliver said the best thing the mobile home park could do is educate its residents about the danger of putting grease down the drain because of the strain it puts on the system.
Before the board’s regular meeting, it had an informational session to update county officials.
The board’s next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 8:30 a.m. at the Harrison County Community Foundation building in Corydon.