Board discussing future chemical building for sewer department

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 1/6/2021 5:30:08 PM
Modified: 1/6/2021 5:29:58 PM

The Greenville Select Board is considering some new fire equipment and the first steps of a chemical building for the sewer department on the warrant this year.

Greenville Tara Sousa said this year’s budget is going to be in-line with last year’s request of $2.2 million, with an anticipated difference of 1 or 2 percent, she said Monday.

The Greenville Select Board intends to review the last of departmental budgets during its next board meeting, and finalize the budget in an off-cycle meeting at the end of January in preparation for the town’s budget hearing, currently scheduled for Feb. 10.

In addition to its now annual line-up of additions to certain capital reserve accounts, the town is also considering at least two new warrant article requests. The first is an article to possibly replace the Fire Department Engine 5. Sousa said the town is currently comparing the costs of continuing to repair the vehicle, or replacing it with a new or used model, but has yet to make a final decision about how to approach the issue.

Another capital expense still up in the air is a design phase for a chemical feed building for the town’s sewer department. The town has been struggling for several years to manage certain chemical levels in its sewage flow, and has been working with the state to ensure the town is staying within environmental limits. While the town has been making progress with several chemical piloting programs, the issue remains ongoing.

A hearing on the Greenville budget is scheduled for Feb. 10 at the Mascenic SAU offices, with a call-in option available.

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertrasncript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.




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