The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 10, 2013

Westville sewer project near completion


WESTVILLE — Mayor Mike Weese told village trustees Tuesday night work on the sewer project on Virginia Street should wrap up in the next week.

According to Weese, the project, which initially started to repair some blocked sewer lines, has resulted in a major undertaking by village employees. Gas and water superintendent Mike Bennett said they have a lot of deteriorating sewer tiles and lots of tree roots in the sewer lines.

"Some of those sewer lines are probably from the 1930s or 1940s," Bennett said. "They are the old clay tile and some are just crumbling."

Village employees have replaced some 700 feet already and have another estimated 400-500 feet left to replace.

Weese said the project has been costly for the village.

In other council action, trustees:

Accepted the audit completed by DBH and Associates of Danville for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The finance committee will meet with village treasurer Mike Larson to work on implementing some changes recommended by the auditor.

Took no action on two bids received to replace the south door on the municipal building. The two bids were far apart in their estimates. One bid, from Wagner Lock and Key of Danville, was for $1,055 but did not call for replacement of the steel door jamb. The other bid, from C-N Custom Steel of Danville, called for replacing and reinforcing the steel door jamb at a cost of $2,972.

What’s next

Westville Village Council members will meet at 7 p.m. July 23 in the municipal building.