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T-Town water project a go
November 11, 2016 Jerry Purvis   

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Now that the agreement for Terrytown to purchase water from neighboring Gering has been approved, Terrytown can be begin making the necessary connections as phase one of its water project gets underway.

Mike Olsen, representing the city engineer, told council members the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality only had minor changes in the agreement. Once approved by the state, the work will be completed this winter.

Three connections are scheduled between the Terrytown and Gering water systems. All of them are along Country Club Road where Terrytown’s water main parallels Gering’s.

Olsen told council members they want to use the state’s Community Development Block Grant funding due to different requirements in different grant funding. So as part of phase one, a new water main will be installed in the alley behind South Street.

In phase two, the main part of the work, is scheduled for 2017. Several water mains will be replaced and updated in both Terrytown and neighboring unincorporated Bellevue.

Also during phase two, all businesses and residences will be connected to water meters. That work should continue into early 2018. The final phase of the project will seal the lead based paint covering the Terrytown water tower.

In other action, council members voted to advertise for a news city council member in Ward I. Incumbent Bryan Armstrong has moved out of the ward boundary and cannot continue to serve. Mayor Kent Greenwalt said he’s received some interest and will make a recommendation to the council at its December meeting.

Council also approved an ordinance requiring all residences within the city limits to display house numbers on the front of the building facing the street.
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