Earlville proceeds with permissive referendum

EARLVILLE – The period of permissive referendum has officially begun for a capital project that is being proposed in the Village of Earlville.

During last Wednesday night’s board meeting, village officials unanimously passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds for a capital water improvement project pending a period of permissive referendum.

Revised figures show that the water system project will cost approximately $3.49 million. An increase over the previously released total of $3.09 million.

The Village of Earlville has had a problem with the water system for several years, and many residents contend that problem is getting worse. Brown or discolored water often flows from the taps due to a buildup of sediment in the water pipes. Other issues with the system include an insufficient amount of chlorine contact time between the time the water leaves the storage tank and the time it reaches the first tap. A stand-by generator, a back-up chemical pump, new piping, water mains and storage tanks would all be included in the scope of the project.

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