By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Council tables water tower tweaks

High cost is of concern

 

March 18, 2021

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The council agreed last year to change the water tower design to this layout, but costs might be prohibitive.

Plans for a redesigned water tower in Hartley are up in the air.

The city council on March 8 tabled a decision on changes until next month. The redesign's price tag was too high for some council members, who had previously agreed to revamp the structure.

"I agree with changing it, but not the price," said Council Member Ron Hengeveld. "It's too much."

The city has a maintenance contract with Suez worth $17,500 each year. Included in that price is a 10-year painting agreement. The water tower gets repainted every decade, and the city doesn't have to worry about paying one lump sum because i...



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