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Water tower work in Walnut

WALNUT — Water tower maintenance in Walnut is set to begin next week.

Walnut Village Superintendent Carl Minks told the Walnut Village Board the maintenance on the water tower scheduled for this fall has been delayed, probably until the spring because the village was unable to secure a water storage tank to be used by local residents while the water tower was under repair.

However on Tuesday, the village was able to secure a 10,000 gallon hydro pneumatic tank from Coating and Inspection Service of Eureka, Mo. The cost for the tank is $4,320 per month, plus a $2,000 delivery and pick-up fee. If the repair requires more than a month, there will be an additional charge of $250 a week or $1,270 a week.

McGuire Iron of Sioux Fall, S.D., had been contracted to carry out the general maintenance work on the water tower.

In other business, Police Chief Thomas Ptasnik reported he is in the process of obtaining quotes for the purchase of new police radios. He will have the necessary information to present to the board at its next meeting.

Ptasnik also said he will be speaking to kindergarten through third grade students at Bureau Valley North regarding Halloween and trick or treat safety. He is hopeful he can obtain reflective candy bags to provide to each child. The cost of enough bags is approximately $250. He is getting final numbers and will discuss with Law Committee Chairman Deb Quinn.

By unanimous vote, the board passed the necessary ordinance for the sale of the Hansen property. Village Attorney Rob LeSage said this ordinance is necessary, by statute, to complete the sale.

The board set trick or treat hours for 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

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