Archive for Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Council gets fire hydrant update Monday

March 21, 2006

At Monday's Baldwin City Council meeting, Director of Public Works Bill Winegar updated council members on fire hydrant replacement in the city.

The discussion was sparked during the bill paying portion at the start of the meeting when Council President Amy Cleavinger asked about payments for items from the water department budget and asked if the purchases were for hydrants.

"Yes, we've replaced three," Winegar said. "That's all we've got done right now. We've got six."

Hydrants at Eighth and Monroe and Eighth and Jersey streets have been replaced. The failed hydrant at Ninth and Indiana also was replaced the day after the fire. Winegar said that all of the downtown hydrants are slated for replacement during the downtown redevelopment project slated to begin soon.

The council has been pushing the issue since a fire Feb. 13 at 818 Indiana St. where a fire hydrant failed. The home was a total loss.

A complete story on the hydrant discussion will be in this week's issue of the Signal.

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