FORESTVILLE - The water project is moving ahead in Forestville.
At the last village board meeting, Eric Weis, the engineer in charge, stated the deadline to complete the water main is Nov. 23, while the entire project should be finished in March 2013.
At that time he said he expected H & K Services of Leon to start work the first or second week in November.
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Eric Weis reports to the Forestville Village Board about the progress of the water project.
"Please be respectful to the contractor," he said. "Construction is dangerous. I don't want anything to happen. Safety is important."
Weis explained that the work would take place during the day (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). After the piping is finished, the contractor hoped to do the concrete work as soon as possible and then put up a building shell. Once the shell is up, the contractor can work inside during the colder weather.
A change order was approved by the board to allow for the purchase of a chain link fence, in accordance with the reviewing agency's request. The fence will be put up around the water processing building and will be a permanent fixture.
During the public comment section of the meeting, some of the residents present voiced concerns about the water system and frustration about the quality of the water.
Forestville resident Michael Wojtkowiak, a plumber, counseled residents to be patient with the water project. He thought the town employees were doing the best they could with the system. Too much flushing of the system can create problems with the older pipes, he explained.
Reached by telephone, Mayor Beth Bowker said that H & K began work on Friday. She said trees were cut, a trail prepared, and the pipe readied for installation. The company has also begun concrete work. "Things are going quickly. I'm happy to see the progress,"she said.
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