City set to install new water meters
The Thorndale City Council voted to establish an ordinance freezing residential property taxes for those 65 or older during a meeting on March 9.
The council also heard from Grant Lishka with Lishka Engineering about the installation of new water meters in the city.
City Manager Ray Miller said the city will be going out for bids for a contractor and for the actual meters in April. The project should not exceed $22,000.
Miller said he will be putting together something to give residents notice that they may see an increase in their water bills due to the accuracy of the new meters. He said he doesn’t want residents to be shocked by it.
The new meters will also allow residents to have better accuracy in the long run in the event of a possible leak.
The project will be paid for with grant funding from Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District.
In other business the council also: approved street repairs on Jenke Street; approved the abandonment of an alley on Johnson Avenue; approved electrical work at the sewer plant and lift stations by Zapata Electric; approved the annual cook-off for the Thorndale Volunteer Fire Department in June; approved a contract between the city and Capital Corporation to finance new ball field lighting; and approved a variance for lots 1 and 2 of Block 3 of the Newton-Johnson Addition.