Town Council will install new water meters

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The Vevay Town Council awarded a contract at its meeting Monday night to finish the replacement of the town water meters with new electronic meters.

The contract was awarded to Aqua Utility Services for $22,000; and once installed the new meters will allow town workers to read water meters much more quickly — saving time and money.

The town council also discussed complaints that have been registered by residents concerning the property at 309 East Pike Street.

Town attorney Greg Coy informed the town council that the town already has a judgment against this property; and that the town can have the building torn down and the cost of that demolition added to the property owner’s property taxes.

Members of the town council asked Terry Brindley to contact Carl Bovard about an estimate on tearing down the building, and also a time frame for this work to be done. The council also asked Greg Coy to inform the property owner of the town’s intentions.

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In other business discussed by the Vevay Town Council:

— Tom West from KZF attended the meeting to present ideas for street scape in the downtown area.

— Town councilman Pete Furnish mention that he would the council to think about erecting a storage building on Jackson Street. He said that the Swiss Wine Festival board would pay half of the cost of construction.

— Resident John Kniola commented on the condition of the property at 601 West Main Street.

— The town council accepted a bid from Robert Coleman of $3,000 for the 1999 Ford Crown Victoria.

— The town council requested that clerk-treasurer Donna Graham inquire about new street signs in Vevay.

— The next meeting of the Vevay Town Council will be on Monday, November 28th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Vevay Town Hall, and is open to the public.