Hills City Council 'greenlights' Rez water project, BCSC donates $4,000

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 9, the Hills City Council approved a project that will bring Rock County Rural Water to the Rez campground.
The project and its funding have been discussed at many meetings in the past. At this meeting the council reviewed a quote from RCRW System Manager Brent Hoffman.
The final price on the quote is $13,425, not including hydrants.
This price includes 2,100 feet of 2-inch glued pipe at .50 per foot and a meter pit and meter. A total of $1,040 in labor will be paid for three workers from the RCRW.
The majority of the quote goes to Leuthold Plumbing and Heating. Their portion comes in at $10,500 which covers boring the pipe at $4.50 per foot and at $150 per utility crossing, of which there are four.
Councilman Stacen Burgers said the project could be completed this month, or at the latest by Memorial Day.
The council instructed Public Works Officer Eric Harnack to arrange with Leuthold Plumbing and Heating to install a hydrant while they are on the job site.
Burgers said he was pleased to announce that the Beaver Creek Sportsman’s Club voted to donate $4,000 toward the project. The council is in the process of seeking grant funding as well.

FEMA grant accepted

Fireman Jared Rozeboom informed the council that one of the Federal Emergency Management Agency grants he submitted had been approved.
The grant will fund the purchase of a variety of new hoses and nozzles for the department.
A second grant request for a fire truck that specializes in fighting grass fires was denied.

Cleanup days
The city scheduled curbside junk cleanup for Saturday, May 4. Details regarding what is accepted during junk day can be found in the city ad on page 2.
The city will also participate in a hazardous waste drop-off on May 8 at the city shop. This gives residents a chance to drop off a variety of hazardous materials and containers including paint, aerosol cans and home improvement products.
The collection will be run by Rock County Land Management Office. Residents with questions about the drop-off can call 283-8862.
The council discussed the possibility of having an e-waste drop-off in the future.

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