Greensburg Board of Works met on Tuesday.
Amy Roming with Plews Shadley Racher and Braun LLP presented the proposed settlement with Valeo Engine Cooling this is a Civil Penalty and resolution of an outstanding cease and desist order from the treatment works. This is dealing with allegations of Valeo where the found a filter treatment press was not being used and was removed in 2014, causing discharge. While this was not a risk to public health, it cause the treatment plant to use extra chemicals in order to filter the water. Valeo disputed that the press being removed altered the state of any water. The reached a settlement of $750,000 to reimburse the city of Greensburg discharge costs and the civil penalty. This was approved. The board thanked Roming for her time, effort and involvement in this case.
Street Commissioner Mark Klosterkemper requested to purchase a new vehicle. This is to replace a 1999 dodge mechanic truck that was taken out of the fleet in 2019. They have the funds in place for this and would not exceed $42,000. This was approved. There was a discussion on the lack of maintenance by the State on the right of way in Greensburg. They would like to look for a piece of equipment so they can maintain these areas themselves better. This was approved. The approved of the disposal of the following: a 1999 truck they plan to trade in, a 2006 GMC flatbed truck to advertise, and a frame and blade of a snow plow for River Metals. These were approved.
Wastewater Superintendent Zeke Smith gave update. The UV disinfection system bid went to O’Mara contractors as they were the only ones who submitted a bid. They hope to have the system out in place before the next disinfection season. The Ohio Street lift station property was appraised at $15,000 less than what is was advertised. The board approved to offer $109,500 for the property.
Clerk Treasurer Amy Borns requested to dispose of several large furniture items. The board approved for her to call the local schools and non profits to see if they need this furniture.
Dea Rust is retiring from the board at the end of the year. Effective next year Lindsay Jobe will take her seat.
The claims were approved.