The city of Spring Valley is prepared for the start of the school year with the opening of the new John F. Kennedy Elementary addition today.
During the mayor’s report at the Spring Valley City Council meeting last night, Walt Marini said he and his wife along with the city economic director, Debb Ladgenski, police chief Kevin Sangston, city clerk Becky Hanson officials were given a tour of the new school addition by superintendent Jim Hermes and principal Kim Barber.
“We now have a state-of-the-art facility for our elementary students and I think that’s to be commended,” Marini said.
Sangston told the council that the police department would have a number of officers for the upcoming weeks while the traffic situation regarding buses and student pick-up and drop-off locations is smoothed out.
“We also did obtain a large speed trailer from the sheriff’s office for very minimal cost. We will deploy that starting tomorrow morning out on the highway as a reminder of the school speed zones that we will be enforcing,” Sangston said.
Pipe problems: While contractors working on the Power Street sewer project were conducting exploratory expeditions of the sewer, a water main that was to close to the surface was discovered, engineer Larry Good told the council.
Good recommended the city have the contractor reconstruct the water main so it is underneath the sewer they are putting in. He told the council that although he couldn’t get estimates from the contractor before the meeting, he estimated the work would cost between $6,000 and $7,000.
Council members motioned to wait on exact estimates from the contractor before agreeing to the work.
Lauren Blough can be reached at (815) 220-6931 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter @NT_SpringValley.