West Liberty Council hears from engineers

The village of West Liberty’s council met in regular session Monday evening. 

Engineers from Wessler Engineering explained to the council how their services would help the village begin the process of replacing the aging sewer system. The existing sewer system was installed in 1947 and sewer systems generally see a 70-100-year lifespan. However, with today’s technology, and the continued failing system, replacement is at the top of the priority list for the village. 

Council heard a first reading of a proposed water and sewer rate increase of 3%. The 3% increase amounts to approximately $1.82 per month. The increase will be used to improve the aging sewer system and is set to go into effect on April 1st, pending council approval.

The village continues to work on the downtown safety of pedestrians. New hash marks will be installed on the pavement at downtown crosswalks with bright paint, this spring.

Each month the village of West Liberty nominates three businesses for the Business of the Month. The nominations are then voted on by the business association. These businesses have demonstrated outstanding support for the community, provide superior customer service and products, and are considered successful and professional businesses by their peers. The nominations for March include Pops Uniquities, Logan Lawn, and the Gingerbread House. The Business of the Month for February is Civista Bank.  The village invites you to celebrate with them at their downtown West Liberty location, on February 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Lastly, Mayor Jill McKelvey reported that the village will hold a public awareness training, with Your Hometown Tech, Shawn Sutter, for the community, scheduled for March 21st at 6:00 p.m. at the Green Hills Foundation Hall.  This will help residents be aware of how to spot online scams and scam accounts, including phone scams and how to handle if you have been scammed.

The village council of West Liberty is next set to meet on February 13th at 7:00 p.m. at council chambers.

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