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York City Council Meeting August 15th

York City Council Meeting August 15th

YORK- Last night the City Council of York met with a number of items to discuss on the agenda, but the topic that received the bulk of the attention was the water system. Craig Reinsch of Olsson was present and gave a rundown of the water system in York and the master plan going forward. This is the first time that a master plan for the water system has been done since 2003. In this master plan, there is a recommendation to consider water distribution system improvements. Reinsch was pleased to report that the community doesn’t need any water supply wells. Between the two water towers, there is plenty of room for storage as well, says Reinsch.

The main thing Olsson wanted to do was water quality tests and Reinsch has good results for the community of York.

There are a few aesthetic items that could change if the city changes what they are doing. There two contaminants carbon and ammonia in some of the test, but since York does not chlorinate their water, there isn’t a concern for that as long as the city continues what they are doing with the water system.

Of course, the biggest question was the cost for the master plan if changes are made to the water system. With everything that was suggested, it is just shy of $7,000,000.

Other items of note on the agenda included:

  • Cash Balances for July
  • Agreement between City and Almquist, Maltzan, Galloway, and Luth to perform the City’s 2018-2019 audit
  • Resolution No. 2019-13 Authorizing Mayor to sign Annual Certification of Program Compliance to the Nebraska Board of Public  Roads Classification and Standards
  • Discuss Nuisance  properties
  • Final Work Session on 2019-20 Budget and set public hearing on the said budget at 5:00 p.m. on August 29,2019
  • Consider setting September 5, 2019 meeting at 5:00 p.m. (Due to the first night of Yorkfest
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