Fayette village council 09.29.2010

Written by David Green.

By DAVID GREEN

Fayette’s village workers, with the help of volunteers, will handle demolition and decommissioning of the community swimming pool.

Village administrator Amy Metz received two estimates from outside firms, one charging $14,500 and the other $6,500.

Using the village work and village equipment, she came up with an estimate of $6,862, however, she knows the cost will be much less due to help from volunteers.

She’s heard from five people willing to help with the job, as some village employees willing to donate time.

Metz said she received two quotes for construction of a new pool, both coming in at around $500,000. An estimate to repair the pool from 2008 came in at $119,000, but that didn’t include repair of the deck and the filter system nor installation of a drain to meet current safety requirements.

Mayor Ruth Marlatt and council member Julia Ruger have both expressed concern about having the pool  decommissioned correctly so it won’t become a liability later.

Metz sought guidance from the Fulton County Health Department and was given seven steps from director Kimberly Cupp.

For example, she suggestion removing at least one wall of the pool or perforating the floor to prevent water from collecting. Buried pipes and the fiberglass walls may be left in place, she said, although all pipes should be disconnected.

She also urged the village to document the process, both in writing and with photographs.

Council voted at the Sept. 21 meeting to buy meals for volunteers working on the pool.

DH HOLDINGS—Council voted unanimously—with Mike Maginn and Tommy Molitierno absent—to approve a two-year license agreement with DH Holdings for use of the old school property and parking area.

The village will be responsible for mowing the grass and removing snow; DH will be responsible for upkeep of the parking area. Metz said that DH has no plans to repave the parking lot, but the issue could be addressed in the future. She said the village crew will fill potholes if needed.

ARCADIS—After reviewing bids, council voted retain the engineering services of Arcadis for the sewage overflow long-term control plan.

BRUSH—Council passed a motion that brush will be collected during a 48-hour period following a storm event.

ALLEY—The alley behind Keifer’s Korner Video will become a one-way street—with traffic flowing to the east—starting Friday.

FARM LAND—Council approved a request from Don and Jane Stiriz for their farm land within the village limits to retain its agricultural designation.

Following a split of the land for the Dollar General construction, 43.5 acres remains as agricultural although it’s zoned for residential use. The property owners are required to renew the land use request every five years.

PARKS—Rebecca Lovelass has resigned from the Park Board. Anyone interested in joining the board should contact Mayor Marlatt.

Board members are considering the purchase of mesh signs to replace the wooden advertising signs in the ball diamond outfield.

Flag football registration resulted in the formation of two teams for grades K-8 and three teams for grades 4-6. Games started last Sunday.

Members discussed what should be done with the tennis courts on the south side of Spring Creek. The courts are in bad repair, said Metz, and there was discussion about whether they should be torn out and used as fill for the pool decommissioning.

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