Windy...scattered thunderstorms, some strong early. Becoming mostly clear after midnight. Damaging winds, large hail and possibly a tornado with some storms. Low 38F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%..
Windy...scattered thunderstorms, some strong early. Becoming mostly clear after midnight. Damaging winds, large hail and possibly a tornado with some storms. Low 38F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Silex –On March 13, Silex’s Board of Alderman met for the final time before the April municipal elections, and the city’s ongoing water project was one of several subjects on the agenda.
After choosing an agreement with Pike County Water as the town’s first choice during a special infrastructure meeting on Feb. 27, Mayor Stuart Gambrill announced Pike County Water would be adding Silex’s water project, which would run down Highways 61 and E, into a separate grant that it is applying for.
Also, Alderwoman Lynne Luckett gave a report on based the board’s second choice: working with Lincoln County. She attended a recent meeting of the Joint Municipal Utility Commission, which plans on future projects to deliver water to the entirety of the county.
“Their goal is to be a collaborative water entity, rather than be separate,” Luckett said.
Luckett reported three potential solutions, all possibly within a decade from conception to completion. The first would be running pipes from St. Charles County through Foristell. The second option, which was initially discussed during the infrastructure meeting, was to obtain water through alluvial wells derived from the Mississippi River operated by Public Water Supply District No. 1 out of Winfield.
The final option would be a direct groundwater source influenced by the Mississippi River.
“This would give us options down the road,” Gambrill said.
In other business, Gambrill announced the city’s aggressive push toward reducing the number of delinquent water accounts was working. Since the first letters were mailed out one month earlier, seven delinquent water bills out of 20 had been paid in full, totaling nearly $4,000.
“Hopefully people will take this seriously,” Gambrill said. “This shows the City of Silex is being valued. If we can get another five or more bills current, we get this down to almost nothing.”
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