2013.05.15 Fayette mayor addresses issues related to Combined Sewer Separation Project

Written by David Green.

Since the beginning of our Combined Sewer Separation Project, the residents of Fayette have been challenged. While the construction project progresses, it has been an active and turbulent winter and early spring for the residents of Fayette.

Although construction has progressed ahead of schedule, the streets have been a mess, roads have been blocked and with the dry season upon us, dust covers everything. This will continue to be problematic for us all.

These disruptions in our routine coupled with a difficult transition in our tax and utility department have given our residents cause for concern.

You have voiced that concern and I have heard you.

• That stated, our annual Spring Cleaning effort will take place on May 25 from 7 am. The cost per residence is $22.  This needs to be paid in advance at the Village Office. Then ARS will go to your residence on the 25th and pick up what you have.

• Many have received letters telling you what needs to be cleaned up.  Please do what you can to continue to make the best of a difficult situation.

• ARS will accept no yard waste. No hazardous waste as batteries, pesticides or liquid paint. No tires, concrete, burn barrels full of ashes, no appliances with Freon. They must have Freon-free certification. These items are not acceptable at the landfill.

• Old furniture is acceptable as are lawn mowers with no gas or oil.

As always, I thank those of you who have exhibited patience with us, and for those who had hoped for better, I will try harder to keep you informed.

We knew the CSO Project would offer challenges, but even I am at times taken aback by the scope of the project.

Try to keep in mind that next spring, when the construction has ended, the roads have been resurfaced and the grass is reseeded our community will be in a better position than it was before.  And, once again, thank you for your patience.

 – Ruth B. Marlatt, Mayor of Fayette

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