Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Huntsville Town Hotline

In this Hotline:

Upcoming meetings

The regularly scheduled Town Council meeting has been cancelled. The next Town Council meeting will be December 7, 2006 at 7:00 PM.

Also, the next Planning Commission meeting will be held December 14, 2006 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

New layout for newsletter

With this issue, we are trying a new layout with a recap (bullet points) at the top of the message and the details below. This should save you time by allowing you to "fast forward" to the areas that you are interested in. Let me know how you like the new format.

Culinary Water Update

The town wide Culinary water line replacement project is nearing completion. The last line in front of the LDS church on 7400 East should be cut over from the old to the new pipe later this week. The state requires that the new line be "charged," then they take a water sample, wait 24 hours and take another sample. After the testing is complete, the contractors are then able to hook up the connections to the perspective residences or businesses.

While there have been many frustrations and some inconveniences over the past few months, the end result will be a state of the art system that will last our community for decades. The contractors ran into several unforseen problems during the course of the project such as main valves on the old system that could either not be located or were not in the location that was mapped. They also ran into problems with the pressure reducers, and in a couple of instances lines were "blown" as a result. Along those lines, the entire system pressure has been reduced and you may have noticed the reduction at your tap. Once the line on 7400 East is complete, the overall system pressure will be restored to normal.

We appreciate your patience during this project and thanks to Mayor McKay, Scott Richardson and Tim Hansen for their efforts during this extensive project.

Train Tracks In Huntsville

Last week, when the water line contractors were digging a trench across 7400 East directly in front of the LDS church, a set of train tracks from an earlier era in Huntsville were located. They run North and South down the center of the street and are buried about 14 - 18" below the road’s surface. Some photos of the track are included at the end of this mailing.

Ice Rink Update/ New Park Building

You may have noticed some action in the park south of the restrooms. A new hydrant for the ice rink has been placed and prep work for a building to house the hydrant, tractor/sweeper, hoses and other accessories has begun. We hope to pour concrete for the floor soon after the Thanksgiving holiday and construction will begin shortly after in hopes of having the ice rink in tip top shape for the new year.

Most of the work will be completed by volunteers and work parties will be held during the upcoming weeks. Any help with the construction you can offer would be greatly appreciated - special skills are not required. If you would be willing to help out, please contact Councilman Richard Sorensen or 745-0945 home 791-7004 cell.

Councilman Stevenson’s father ill

Councilman Chris Stevenson’s father has been ill - please include the Stevenson’s in you thoughts and prayers.

Happy Birthday K Bell

Huntsville resident K Bell recently celebrated a landmark birthday. Happy Belated Birthday K!

That’s all for now, have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving.


Richard L. Sorensen

Huntsville Town Council Smile