Water projectmostly done
Water project representative Brian Martin of Thrasher Engineering reported to the Bath Town Council last week that 59% of the waterline project is completed.
This week, two crews will again be working. One crew will install water meters on Congress and Independence streets. The other crew will be digging to install water main up Market Street to Ewing Street and on Pratt Street.
Water Works Manager Kevin Hancock said they had 25 frozen meters or pipes that took up all of their time during the cold spell.
He also reported the West Virginia Department of Health now requires a razor wire topped fence, 8 ft. high around each of the town's three water tanks. Water Works will budget that expense over the next three to four years.
Skyweb, Inc. wants to put an antenna to serve the Coolfont area on top of the water tower on Warm Springs Ridge. They have offered to provide free wireless internet service to the Police Department, Town Hall and Water Department. Council is considering the proposal.
Hancock said he wanted to make sure the proposed Skyweb antenna would not interfere with the existing antenna. That antenna sends wireless monitoring signals back to the Water Department.
The Bath Town Council passed a resolution to contribute $1,000 to the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District to help pay for maintaining the flood control dams in the area. This expenditure was already budgeted, but required a vote by council.