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14 [The Lovell Chronicle I October 20, 2011 Residents seek help with pressure reduction valve project BY DAVID PECK With the South Phase of the Lovell water and sewer infrastructure project un- der way, residents east of McKinley Ave. on top of the hill are being advised that the increased water pres- sure that will result from a new water line across the top of the bench could cause leaks in residents' lines. The town sent a letter to residents on Lane 11, Road 11 and nearby ar- eas in late September ad- vising them that the town is concerned that the water line that supplies the neigh- borhood "will not be able to tolerate the extra pressure without leaks," adding, =We would encourage you as a group of residents to con- tact each other and deter- mine what you would like to do." The town suggested two options: 1) Replace the plas- tic line with higher pres- sure pipe, either plastic or ductile iron; or 2) Install a pressure reducing valve (PRV) at the point where the neighborhood line con- nects to the town's main line. "If you do nothing and the line begins leaking, you will be required to pay for the additional water that would be lost," Office Su- pervisor Ed Allred wrote in the letter. Responding to the let- ter, RJ and Amy May came before the council at the regular October meeting last Tuesday, Oct. 11, to discuss options, saying that they had discussed the let- ter with various neighbors and the consensus was to ask the town to pay for a PRV since the need for the device came on short notice and because the project was forcing the issue upon resi- dents. Amy May said the res- idents were researching costs. Water and sewer proj- ect engineer Frank Page said that residents should see a significant increase in water pressure, leading to better water service and fire hydrant pressure for fire safety. "Our pressure is OK. We can live with it, and we're last on the line," Amy May said. "But replacing a whole line would cost thou- sands of dollars. We need time to financially prepare for that." Page suggested there is so much distance between the new line and area homes that he would sug- gest a PRV at the tap and one at each individual res- idence to properly protect homes. The council expressed a willingness to assist. "We need to put all of our stuff together before we can give you an answer," Mayor Bruce Morrison said, noting that the town has suggested annexation for the neighborhood in the past. "We're not going to force annexation on anybody," he said. "We need to figure out how to put in the water." Councilman Scott Allred noted the funding method of residents form- ing a special improvement district to pay for improve- ments over a period of time, and town attorney Sandra Kitchen said that the SID would need to be a county improvement district, since the area is outside the town limits. Amy May said residents are still working on obtain- ing costs, and the mayor as- sured her that, while there are no guarantees, "We're open to it." "Bring us a proposal. Give us a chance," council- man Brian Dickson said. Garrett Pike also came before the council to discuss an issue, stating that the town at one time moved his water meter pit into an al- ley during repair work. He said he would like to have the meter pit moved back into his yard and said he has discussed the item with the public works depart- ment in the past. He said he's worried that someone driving over the meter pit could damage the meter. Mayor Morrison said he would see that it gets taken care of. OTHER BUSINESS Engineer Frank Page reported on the startup of the South Phase of the wa- ter and sewer infrastruc- ture project, which was to (and did) begin on Monday, Oct. 17 with street milling. The council voted to autho- rize the mayor to sign the notice to proceed with the project. Lovell Inc. Director Sue Taylor gave the council an update on the Lovell Inc. office/business incubator building remodeling proj- ect. The council reviewed and approved a letter to the Wyoming Business Council detailing a reallocation of costs and funds. Taylor also reported on an Asset Based Communi- ty Development survey be- ing developed by Lovell Inc. with the assistance of Kent Zeller to help re-inform the community about the town master plan. The council voted to approve a 24-hour operat- ing permit for the Four Cor- ners Bar for New Year's Eve and Day operations. The permit is good for 6 a.m. on Dec. 31 through 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 and would apply for all establishments that sell alcohol in town. Clerk/Treasurer Val- erie Beal reported that she has received a letter from Rusty Nail Inc. requesting a community development block grant loan for im- provements to the Brandin' Iron Restaurant building. She was awaiting more pa- perwork from the company. Town Attorney Kitch- en suggested that the town order a title commitment as the time for deeding the land at the old hospi- tal for the senior housing project comes closer. The council voted to order the commitment and the title policy. Taylor and Coun- cilman Bruce Wolsey said there was a very positive re- sponse from potential build- ers and buyers at a meeting that morning. Councilman Scott Allred thanked the coun- cil and the town for the support while he was on a special project the last five months in Colorado, saying he's "glad to be back home." 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Cancer Patients, Caregivers, Family Members, Survi,mrs, Everyone is welcome. lorth Bg orn (osj2ital gisrrict NEW HORIZONS CARE CENTER ,548-5200 * 1115 Lane 12 * Lovell, WY 82431 * www.nbhh.com Friday, October 21 Holiday Craft Fair, Lovell Armory, 4-8 p.m. Saturday, October 22 Holiday Craft Fair, Lovell Armory, 9-1 p.m. Tuesday, October 25 Bulldog Booster Club Dog Pound Sale, high school gym lobby, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, October 28 Absaroka Head Start Halloween Carnival, National Guard  Armory, 5-8 p.m., Main Street Trick, Or-Treat, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, October 29 Lovell Rod and Gun Club Annual Turkey Shoot, Lovell Shoot- ing Complex, 10 a.m. BHC School District No. 1 Board, 2nd Tuesday, RMES, 8 p.m. BHC School District No. 2 Board (Lovell), 2rid Monday, board room, 7p.m. BHC Treasurer at County Annex, 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Big Horn Basin chapter of Gold Prospectors Association of America, Skyline Cafe in Powell, 2nd Tuesday, 7 p.m., 754-5921. Big Horn County 4-H Leader's Council, 1st Monday, Extension Office on Hwy 310, 6:30 p.m. Big Horn County Weed and Pest monthly board meeting, 2nd Tuesday, 1 p.m., W&P office at 4782 Hwy. 310, Greybull. Byron Lions Club, 548-7543. Cancer Support Group, 3rd Thursday, 7 p:m., NHCC multi-purpose room. Cowley Riding Club, 3rdMonday, 7 p.m., 307-664-2235. Home School Club, twice monthly, Friday, 1 p.m. Call Wendy, 548- 9336, for more information. Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce general membership meeting, 3rd Monday, noon, Lange's Kitchen Lovell Bulldog Booster Club, 3rd Wednesday, Big Ham Federal Hos- pitality Room, 7 pro. Lovell Library Story "rime, every Tuesday, 10:30 a.rn. Lovell Riders, Inc. meeting, 1st Friday, 7 p.m., call 548-9918 for loca- tion. Lovell Town Council, 2nd Tuesday, Town Hall, 7 p.m. Lovell Woman's Club, 2nd Wednesday, Big Ham Federal Hospitality Room, 1 p.m. Contact Deanna Wagner, 548-7793. 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