By Adam Pack
The Ronceverte City Council met Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Clifford Armory to discuss the developments on the Ronceverte greenspace and splashpad, and updates on the ongoing water and sewer line projects.
Representatives on hand with the water line project told council that the project is nearing completion. An engineer was also present to discuss ongoing preparations for sewer line work. First however, it was relayed to the council that the sewer plant work is nearing the one year mark since its completion and is ready to close out and complete.
The mapping and design process has been finished for the next step of the sewer line project. Engineers have been aerially mapping the city after doing rough mockups of the city’s sewage infrastructure on Google Earth. This project plans to make existing lines more robust through retrofitting and repairing lines in place. This will improve the lifespan of the current infrastructure, and make it more resilient to damage from flooding.
The city passed several resolutions to pay for work done on these projects, totaling $61,250 and $6,765.
In other news, the city council updated the public on the current state of the Ronceverte Greenspace and splashpad. Unfortunately, the landscaping company has been unable to dig and lay the concrete pad for the splashpad as recent heavy rains have caused all holes dug to fill with water. This may be a long wait, as more rain in the forecast will delay digging further. However, outdoor structures and furniture are “coming along nicely” according to the council. These features will include benches, tables, and overhead structures like shelters. The council also proclaimed June 15 Elder Abuse Awareness Day in Ronceverte, and encouraged the public to attend the Ronceverte River Festival on Saturday, June 11.
The Ronceverte City Council meets the first Monday of every month in the Clifford Armory Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend.