Caneyville OK’s water tank maintenance

By Matt Lasley -

The City of Caneyville approved more than $27,000 in maintenance work on its water tanks this week.

During the regularly scheduled Monday, Aug. 8 Caneyville City Commission meeting, the price quote for the routine maintenance on the city’s three water tanks was presented for the Commission’s approval.

The work—to be performed by Pittsburgh Tank & Tower Maintenance Co., Inc.—will cost a total of $27,450 and will include cleaning the water tanks and replacing the water tower gauges and vents with new frost-free vents.

Due to Pittsburgh Tank & Tower’s use of robotic equipment for the work, Caneyville’s water customers should not be out of service, according to Caneyville City Clerk Connie Gootee.

“It will not affect our customers,” Gootee said.

According to Caneyville City Commissioner Scott Majors, the city budgeted about $50,000 for the routine maintenance work in its budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Pittsburgh Tank & Tower is expected to perform the maintenance work sometime between the end of August and the end of September, Gootee said.

In other business:

*Caneyville City Commissioner Mike Geary said he was approached by The Green River Coop, a home-school organization, to use the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center every other week for 12 weeks beginning in September.

The organization will pay around $50 per day and be responsible for setting up the classes, taking them down, and cleaning the center. The organization is expected to bring about 50 or 60 students each time, according to Geary.

*Geary requested that Gootee apply for a license to show a movie outside of the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center for the community.

No action had been taken on this matter as of press time on Friday, Aug. 12.

*Marilyn Templeman, of the Friends of Caneyville (FOC), said the FOC would like to set up a booth at the Caneyville Fair and hold a raffle.

Additionally, the FOC would like to host a Caneyville Halloween Safe Spot on the day of Halloween (Monday, Oct. 31) from 5 to 8 p.m. The Halloween Safe Spot will be held outside, weather permitting.

*Geary announced that the Caneyville Purple Flash Community Center will serve as the venue for the Thursday, Sept. 8 Grayson County School Board meeting and that the School Board will also tour the facility.

*The City Commission discussed setting a date for an appreciation dinner for the Caneyville volunteer firefighters. The dinner will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Purple Flash Grill.

By Matt Lasley

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

comments powered by Disqus