By Michael Kloppenburg
The Cass Rural Water District board welcomed a new secretary at their monthly meeting last week. Eric Hays replaced Rich Logsdon as secretary. Logsdon then became the board’s newest member. Board member Laymon Carter touted Hays’ ability in his new position.
“He brings to the table a lot of professional expertise,” said Carter.
The board continues to move forward on its Sangamon Valley project. Requests for Qualifications were sent to five engineering firms and members of the board will interview five candidates. As to funding the project, board members said the most important thing was to have the water line project ready to go when funds became available. Members expressed hope the project might get started in 1 1/2 to two years.
The board passed a motion to have an option to refund seed money to residents who put seed money into CRWD water projects, but afterward it became clear that they would not receive water service. Board chairman Jeff Cosner said it was “not fair to keep their money if they are never going to get served.”
Cosner reported that Water Superintendent Randy McClure was running an electric heater in CRWD’s water tower to keep the controls from freezing.
The board approved an auditing contract with Canny Accounting for the 2013 audit at a price of $3,000. The board also approved the 2014 budget.