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Village Will Look Into Non-Clog Pumps
Issue Date: March 22, 2018
The Village of Crivitz Utilities Committee met at the Village Hall on Thursday, March 15 to discuss various agenda items. John Harper, a village member was present on behalf of a sewer lateral instillation regarding his property on County Highway W. The village originally assessed the amount of $14,400.50 that would be due to cover the cost of the instillation and offer Harper a 5-year payment plan at 6% interest. Harper appeared at the meeting to make a counter offer to the board of 7 years at 4%. Discussion took place and Harper also requested to make each payment in the form of once per year for 7 years. Glen Franzen of the Public Works and Utilities Committee stated that this would be no different than what other residents of the village would receive if given a finance plan. All committee members agreed to pass this onto the full board for approval. Harper was informed that the village will place a lean on his property until all payments have been received. The sewer that was put in place on Harpers property could handle up to a 45-unit apartment building according to Franzen. Both committee members and Harper are hopeful of future development and noted that the zoning of the property could change from residential to commercial in the future.
Glen Franzen explained to the committee members issues that have resurfaced regarding plugging of main sewer lines due to personal hygiene wipes being flushed into the septic system from residents of the village. The firm fabric cloths do not break-down in the waste water and floats up on the surface and plug up the pump. Diapers, towels and Swiffer's are among other items being flushed. Franzen said that rather than pulling pumps continually to unclog them, he is suggesting the village purchase a non-clog chopper pumps and upgrade the already 25-year-old system to handle this type of clog. Franzen will put together a proposal and bring it to the committee in order to move forward with this project.