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MWH Cancer Clinic to open in N. Neck

MWH Cancer Clinic to open in N. Neck

Summer opening slated at site of Walsh’s former clinic
Mary Washington Healthcare has announced...

Popular local food truck ready for road

Popular local food truck ready for road

When sisters Debbie and Judy Beach were growing up they often helped their parents in the food conce...

Montross Emergency Assistance Program gives residents peace of mind

Most of us have friends or family to help out in times of crisis, but what do folks who don't have t...

Stratford Hall plans renovation of historic gatehouse at Lee family home

Stratford Hall plans renovation of historic gatehouse at Lee family home

Stratford Hall, the historic Westmoreland County home of the Lee family of Virginia, is restoring an...

Film focuses on local man’s years working in Soviet Union

Film focuses on local man’s years working in Soviet Union

A documentary funded by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities premiered Sunday at the...

Planned $2 million realignment of  Westmoreland intersection underway

Planned $2 million realignment of Westmoreland intersection underway

A contractor for the Virginia Department of Transportation has begun a $2.2 million realignment of a...

 

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Montross water tank to be repaired

Montross Town Council has decided to refinish the town’s water tank entirely with an epoxy coating eliminating the need for refinishing the interior for 20 years.

Arcadis Engineers gave Town Manager, Brenda Reamy, an estimate of $75,000 - $15,000 less than what was originally estimated.
The alternative, estimated at $63,000, was to coat the top with epoxy and the bottom with a grease coat. The grease coat would require re-coating on average

every four years.

“The best option is to strip the whole tank and epoxy it all and get it over with,” said Mayor R. David O’Dell.

Reamy asked Arcadis what it would cost to prepare the engineering specifications on resurfacing the inside of the water tank. With the town advertising for, handling bids and preparing their own contract for the work, Arcadis would charge $12,000.
Virginia Rural Water is willing to help answer questions and oversee the project without any cost to the town to ensure it is done properly.

Mayor O-Dell commented “The VRW is the ‘cat’s meow’. The dues we pay for them we get back 10 fold in any given year, not the least of which is the expertise and free labor. These guys really know what they are doing.”

Arcadis also estimated the cost of replacing or upgrading the visual system for monitoring water levels in the tank at around $1,000. Reamy said the town has been having trouble with the existing system and could upgrade to an electronic measuring device.

Last month Montross Town Council met with Herbert ‘Skeeter’ Wiley, Senior Construction Administrator and Roger O. Hart, Vice President of Arcadis U.S. Inc. - an international company that provides consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the fields of infrastructure, water, environment and buildings - to discuss their findings and options for maintenance.

Wiley and Hart reported to council that the water tank uses a combination red lead paint coated over with epoxy and grease system to protect the interior of the tank from rust.
‘Skeeter’ told the Council that although the tower is in good shape outside, the interior needed to be sand blasted and re-coated with epoxy. With the presence of lead paint the cost would be considerably higher to contain and dispose of the material properly.
Council also explored options for supplying water to the town during maintenance at last month’s meeting. One option is to use a variable frequency drive on the water pump’s motor to handle pumping water to the town while the tank is being repaired. This system would also use small bladder tanks to catch a small amount of water thereby reducing the sudden rush of water that comes when a pump turns on. A sudden surge of water at the pressure needed to supply water to the town could cause damage to pipes.

The Council entertained the option of temporarily renting a variable frequency drive but Sydnor Hydro, specialists in providing municipal wells and repairs, advised the group that it would not be financially advantageous and would save little money over purchasing and installing a permanent one. The estimated cost for both wells for this drive would range between $16,000 and $19,000.

The second option is to keep pumps running continuously which would require ‘blowing off’ the excess water to keep pressure from building in the pipes.

At the November meeting, council did not make a decision on which option they would use.

The council also discussed installing an interconnection between Montross and Westmoreland County water supplies at the October meeting. Connection would require around 1,000 feet of pipe and would give the town and the county the ability to utilize each others storage in emergencies. Council gave Reamy the go ahead to discuss the matter with County administrator Norm Risavi so he could present the idea to the Westmoreland supervisors at their next meeting in December.

In other news the Council got a look at the town’s new Christmas Star, built by Custom Solutions, and stored in the basement of town hall awaiting special weather-proof light fixtures. On Monday, Ricky Landon and Doug Norris began the installation of the star.

Councilman Ferdie F. Chandler and his wife Bonnie have offered to donate $1,000 in memory of Ferdie’s parents, Ferdinan F. and Francis H. Chandler, to fund the new star.

The Council appointed Jane Branson to fill the late Jimmy Ashley’s term on the planning commission.

Ashley was ill for a while and sadly passed away recently in Richmond. Ashley was serving his third term on the planning commission.

Vice Mayor, Joseph P King, was chosen to host the judges during the Christmas Lights Contest.

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