Meeting: Huntingburg Board of Public Works

The Huntingburg Board of Public Works and Safety met Thursday and:

• Commended Assistant Chief Brad Kramer for saving two people who overdosed — one on May 4 and one on May 22. He saved them by using Narcan, Police Chief Art Parks said.

• Approved a contract with Commonwealth Engineers for designing, bidding and seeing through the work for the new wastewater facility. The $2.5 million contract will be paid over the next three years as work is completed. The city is seeking loan and grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, which will require Commonwealth to start the design work. A study about flow issues at the wastewater plant completed recently showed that the plant treats about 1.4 million gallons per day on average, with a peak flow of 2 million gallons per day. But when the plant exceeds the 2 million gallons per day, tanks are activated to store the excess flow. The intent is for the excess flow to be drained back into the plant for complete treatment and discharged to the plant’s ditch. But sometimes the plant exceeds the 2 million gallons per day for multiple days in a row, which exceeds the ability to store the additional flow.

• Discussed eliminating some parking spaces on the west side of Geiger Street just north of Fourth Street, and purchasing for the street department a storage tank to hold liquid asphalt. Those matters will continue to be reviewed.

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