City’s water budget proposals include new storage facility

YORK – In this past week’s city council/administration discussions with York Public Works Director James Paul, they heard about proposed expenditures for the water department.

Paul explained how they want to include $200,000 for ongoing water distribution projects.

He also noted there would be carry-over money from this fiscal year to the next.

“We also would like to purchase a mini excavator,” Paul said. “This works well for getting into tighter spaces and we would trade in a backhoe. This purchase also takes into account employee safety as it would prevent people from having to go under a trench, as an example. This equipment would cost an estimated $85,000.”

The public works department would also like to construct a storage building – which would be financially split between departments and used by different departments.

“The point would be asset preservation, by getting the vehicles inside,” Paul said, “as well as our blades for snowplows, park equipment, message boards, etc.”

He said the new building would be located at the old wastewater facility off Nobes Road.

“This would be a preventative maintenance tool, it will provide maintenance,” he added.


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