By ERIC SCHAADT
McCOMB — McComb Council on Monday received an update on projects at its water and sewage treatment facilities.
Representatives of the Northwestern Water and Sewer District outlined $600,000 in current and future capital improvements to the two treatment plants and service lines.
McComb is a new member of the Bowling Green-based district.
At the water plant, piping has been replaced and a new generator will be installed, while a clear well has been cleaned.
An effort is underway to upgrade turbidity meters and chemical feeds at the water plant.
Eleven fire hydrants have been repaired, while district workers are giving attention to an isolated waterline leak near Main and Todd streets.
At the wastewater plant, sludge has been removed and various repairs have been made.
Attention will now be given to use a camera system to examine problem sewer lines, while another focus of the district will be to keep storm water out of sanitary sewer lines, according to district representatives.
Separately, Village Council gave its blessing for McComb Schools to sponsor a Halloween 5k fundraiser in the village.
The race, open to be public, will start at the school and cover Bond-Preble to the village reservoir, before returning to the school.
The race has been slated to start at 7 p.m. Oct. 29.
Also, property matters were discussed.
Prices are being sought for demolition of a house on Liberty Street, according to village officials. And a home on Rader Road is in apparent violation of junk and weed ordinances.
The village is planning to send letters to homeowners who mow grass into the streets. Grass clippings clog storm sewer lines, village officials have said.
In other business, council:
- Held a closed executive session for the stated purpose of discussing matters kept confidential by federal or state rules.
- Will collect information to ensure village reservoirs meet state standards from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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