Water and sewer main improvements are zipping right along in Toledo, including the town’s water intake system on the Siletz River. Even though the project got off to a very late start, through no fault of the city’s, the contractor says the project will get done this year – in fact by September 30th. And Public Works Director Marc Howatt adds there doesn’t seem to be any cost overruns or any construction penalties on the horizon. In short, they dodged the delay bullet despite a very late start due to problems with federal permitting agencies.
Howatt also had good news for the council on water system upgrades. New water mains for Arcadia, North Bay and North Nye streets appear to be on track and will be completed this winter.
Howatt also informed the council that one of the town’s worst sewer mains will be replaced – all 700 feet of it between SE 6th and 7th. The current sewer main, called the Roberts Sanitary Sewer Line Replacement project went out to bid recently and the winning bid was around $106,000 offered by Ray Wells, Inc. This particular project should be done by Halloween, according to Howatt.
And finally word has it that a favorite of the townspeople and the city council is likely to be named the new Toledo City Manager TODAY…not next week as we reported earlier. We expect to receive the news release from city hall anytime now.