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Water Utility Project

Mike Kleinpeter of Kleinpeter Consulting Group conducted a public hearing for the OCRA water grant in the amount of $700,000.00. Wessler Engineering was also present for the public hearing for the first of three phases of a potential upcoming water project could lead to an increase in residential and commercial customers' bills. The first phase of the water project impacting areas inside Cambridge City would cost $2.9 million, with the town seeking a loan for much of the cost. It is possible for the town to receive stimulus funding through the state to help offset that cost as well. 


Water main replacements could help the town avoid costly emergency repairs. Breaks can lead to unsafe water quality, prompting service interruptions and boil advisories for several days as well as contribute to premature pavement failure. The top priorities are U.S. 40, West Maple Street, Hill Drive, North Green Street, Shawnee Avenue, West Parkway Drive, Delaware Street at Vandalia Avenue and Delaware Street at the North Lee Street loop, followed by Westview Drive, the Front and North Plum Street loop, East Front Street at North Lincoln Drive, and South Plum Street.

 

Currently the town is paying $100,000 per year in debt service for a 2010 project that provided a new water tower and booster station to pump to Mount Auburn plus some water main improvements inside the town. Those payments will continue for another 9 years. 


A contract was approved to hire Wessler Engineering in the amount of $173,000. to move forward on the water utility project. 


Recent Meeting Notes

  • Matt Webb, Cambridge City Baseball Commissioner gave an update on ball leagues that will be happening this summer in Creitz Park. Opening day for baseball in Creitz Park will be May 1st with a parade beginning at the old Central School turning onto Foote Street and on into the park. Matt also advised council he will be resigning as Baseball Commissioner effective August 1st. If anyone is interested in more on this position, please contact the City building 478-3522.
  • Ordinance #3-2021 American Rescue Plan Act was introduced by Attorney Bever. The ARP restricts the monies being distributed to certain uses by the town and with directives from State Board of Accounts. Such monies must be appropriated by the Town Council into a separate fund (titled ARP) to ensure monies remain restricted and identifiable with the ARP mandates. 
  • INDOT Sweeping Contract was approved from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025 receiving $1332.00 yearly for the town to maintain and sweep U.S. 40 two times per year. 
  • A request was approved by council allowing the closure of North and South Foote Streets May 8th for the Spring Antique Show which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A fire lane of 15-20' must be open for any fire truck to get through the area if needed.
  • Spring clean-up with RUMPKE will be May 17th.
  • A motion to approve a $1000.00 donation from Cambridge City Crime Watch was accepted for the K-9 program.
  • One bid was received for the 2008 white Crown Victoria police vehicle. Kerry Oliver's bid of $412.00 was approved for the purchase.  

Cambridge City Town Council Meeting video available courtesy of Whitewater Community Television