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City to build 1-million-gallon water tank near industrial park

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By James Roberts

Work to build the city a new 1-million-gallon water tank near the new industrial park should begin this summer.
At Monday night’s Campbellsville City Council meeting, Council members approved a resolution accepting a $1.6 million USDA loan and a $550,000 USDA grant, a resolution giving Campbellsville Mayor Tony Young authority to execute the necessary steps to build the tank and a resolution adopting environmental mitigation measures in relation to constructing the tank. The vote on all resolutions was unanimous. Councilwoman Patti Phillips did not attend the meeting.


After first being denied, Young said the city reapplied for a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant. He told Council members that he is still awaiting a decision from the state.
The new 1-million-gallon tank will replace tanks on Summit Drive and near Clarcor. Combined, those tanks have a capacity of 610,500 gallons.
David Bowles of Monarch Engineering said last year that the new tank will add 15 pounds of pressure, which will be felt throughout Campbellsville.
The two old towers were cited as being “beyond repair” by the state, according to Bowles. While the state of the towers isn’t affecting water quality, Bowles said, the city must replace them.
If all goes as planned, Young said, construction would begin in mid to late summer. He said the tower would take 18 months to build.

Financial report
With 67 percent of the budget year completed, the city has spent 69.2 percent of its budget.
February revenue was $2.1 million, while $8.8 million was budgeted for the year. February expenses totaled $1.7, while $8.8 million was budgeted for the year.

Spending by department

• General government — 59 percent.
• Police — 65.7 percent.
• Planning and codes — 69.9 percent.
• Communications — 63.5 percent.
• Fire and rescue — 81 percent.
• Street — 55.5 percent.
• Sanitation — 66.8 percent.
• Landfill — 62.9 percent.
• Garage — 102.1 percent.
• Park — 74.6 percent.
• Swimming pool — 71.3 percent.
• EMS — 58.9 percent.
Campbellsville Water Co. has spent 62 percent of its budget.
February revenue was $368,303, compared to $410,002 budgeted for the month. February expenses were $381,639, compared to $413,125 budgeted for the month.

Spending by department
• Water treatment — 59.6 percent.
• Water distribution — 69.1 percent.
• Office — 70.2 percent.
• Wastewater plant — 67.6 percent.
• Sewer collection — 49.4 percent.
• GPS mapping — 57.4 percent.
For more from this meeting, see Monday’s issue.