CASSADAGA - Cassadaga Village Board members want some changes to a proposed water treatment building.
Kevin Castro, the project's consulting engineer, was sent back to the drawing board to modify the plans for the water treatment building, including the water lines.
At a recent board meeting, Castro brought the contract drawings for the board's review. He explained that the county Health Department and the state Department of Environmental Conservation have to approve the plans.
Thomas Fetter, street supervisor, was vocal about how the design had changed from plans submitted by Bob Armstrong, former project engineer. He questioned the way the lines looped. Another concern was placing the manhole away from the building and the size of the opening.
Some of the differences had to do with the need to use a sequestering agent to remove metal from the water supply before the addition of chlorine. The agent and the chlorine cannot be added at the same time.
Fetter also stated his preference for asphalt and blacktop to be used around the well fence.
"That would last a long time and be more economical for the taxpayers," he said.
Fetter also said he had millings which could be used which would save the village money.
Mayor LeeAnn Lazarony brought a concern about the flushing hydrants from a resident on whose property a hydrant is located. The hydrants do not look like fire hydrants; they are larger and green in color. According to the homeowner, the hydrants don't actually perform the function of flushing the water system, so they should be removed.
Castro left the plans with board members and Fetter and asked for any other comments by Wednesday.
The board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 24, at the village offices concerning the fluoridation of the water supply. The engineering firm will be represented to answer questions about how the fluoride is actually introduced into the system. Rodney Waite, deputy mayor and a dentist, will discuss the scientific arguments about fluoride.