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Sewer line extension to Rothschild Farm discussed during Urbana Council meeting (Audio included)

The extension of a sewer line to the Robert Rothschild Farm on US Route 36 East was highlighted in a resolution introduced to Urbana Council Tuesday.

The Rothschild Farm is in need of upgrading their on-site waste water treatment and have asked Urbana and Champaign County officials to work together to run a sanitary sewer line to the farm. The line would allow the farm to transport its waste water to the Urbana Waste Water Treatment Plant to be disposed of properly.

Another resolution was introduced authorizing Director of Administration Kerry Brugger to apply for, accept, and enter into a water supply revolving loan account on behalf of Urbana for the construction of the Phase I Water Main Replacement Program and designating a repayment source for the loan. The program allows for the city to start replacing over 70 miles of aging water lines in sections. Since the beginning of 2013, Urbana has had about 12 water main breaks.

Council authorized a purchase order worth $26,960 to Dayton Power & Light for the relocation of primary metering facilities for the Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade.

Another purchase order worth $52,400 was approved for a contingency amount for additional design engineering costs for the Waste Water Treatment Plant upgrade.

Director of Administration Kerry Brugger discusses the meeting.

Three ordinances were introduced approving collective bargaining agreements. The first agreement is between Urbana and the city's firefighters and the Urbana Firefighters Association. The second agreement is between Urbana and the city's service divisions and the Public Employees of Ohio Teamsters Local Union #284. The final agreement is between Urbana and the city's fire captains and the Urbana Firefighters Association.

The Urbana City Council will meet again on February 26th at 7 p.m.

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