NEWS

Water authority readies for 2014

PAT FRIDGEN, Echo Pilot

Greencastle Area Franklin County Water Authority paid some bills, and made plans for spending evaluations for 2014. Jason Gerhart, Robert Miller, Greg Rock and Rodney Rose approved the final payment of $28,820 to Wexcon, Inc. for the South Antrim Way water main project on Aug. 19. William O'Mara was absent.

"It's all done!" exclaimed authority manager Susan Armstrong.

The board also hired ARRO Engineering and Environmental Consultants for design, bid and construction management of the Franklin Street water main project, not to exceed $29,448. The same firm was approved to provide resident project consulting services at $61.50 per hour as needed, including mileage and other expenses.

Armstrong and Gannett Fleming engineer Rachel Govelovich gave GAFCWA members a list of potential capital improvements, and asked for their individual responses by Sept. 9, in order to discuss them at the Sept. 16 meeting.

"Come back with questions and feedback," said Armstrong. "This will help us decide if we do any borrowing."

She expected to be working on the 2014 budget in September.