Now with the roof on, the covering for the Sequencing Batch Reactor system will protect the process of waste disposal from the cold, preventing freezing. Upgrade to cost village $57,100; will protect …
Now with the roof on, the covering for the Sequencing Batch Reactor system will protect the process of waste disposal from the cold, preventing freezing.
Upgrade to cost village $57,100; will protect SBR system from cold
by Joseph Back
“It’s just a covering,” Boyd Streets and Utilities head Tom Grünewald said of the $57,100 shell now going up on Boundary Road at the outskirts of Boyd. Meant to cover the Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) to prevent freezing while village waste is being processed. The Sequencing Batch Reactor lets air into the system as part of the treatment process and goes to sit for 45 minutes, before decanting and going into the seepage cells, where it then is released into the groundwater and a nearby swamp.
“It’s really for cold weather,” Grünewald said of the simple shell over the SBR tanks.
Having been under the impression that the bond was related to the sewer project, we took a reassessment, and called up the village hall.
As to the full refinanced bond re-issue of recent memory, Village Clerk Sandi Isaacs said that the much larger amount of 1.335 million combined TWO bonds in a single refinancing I package, the first from 2001 and the second | from 2006.
“So we had two different bonds,” Isaacs said. “One was for manholes and sewer extension and the other was for the plant.” Nevertheless, it was all sewer related.
“We did it because we could get a lower interest rate,” she said of why the village government chose to “re-fund,” local bonds, better understood by most people she said as a “refinancing.”
In the end, the re-fund/refinance, is projected to save the village some $300,000—yet another reason if one was needed, to pay attention in financial literacy class.
In the meantime, the new weather covering on the Boyd SBR system continues to rise out on Boundary Road, where Grünewald said it would likely be done in a couple weeks.
“Not yet,” he said of the project being completed. “Next couple weeks.”