The Village of Butler will likely be upgrading their waste water treatment facility in the next few years, as council approved legislation for Mayor Kevin Carr to begin the renovation process.
The passed resolution 13-15, allows Carr to seek bids for the planning, design and construction of a wastewater treatment facilities project. With the legislation’s passage Carr is able to seek independent consultation for the facility’s renovation, however, he stressed the process will not likely start soon.
“There is a lot of decision that has to be made locally on how to go forward in terms of design,” he said. “We need to decide as a village on how we want to upgrade our plant.”
The newly approved legislation keeps the village on schedule with the state Environmental Protection Agency’s timeline for design and construction of the facility.
Additionally, council heard from Joe Trolian from the Richland County Mental Health & Recovery Services. He discussed the benefit of voting for the upcoming November ballot issue levy that will fund the county’s mental health and addiction services for another decade.
“The ballot issue is a renewal levy,” stressed Trolian. “It is not a new tax or a tax increase.” Renewal of the levy would allow the Mental Health and Recovery Services to continue uninterrupted for Richland County residents he stated.
Originally, Richland County residents approved the organization for use in 1986, since voter approval they have provided citizens with dual-treatment services for both mental health issues, as well as addiction.
“We operate at less than a dime a day for county homeowners,” said Trolian. “And we extend our services to any Richland County resident 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. A vote for the issue in November would allow us to continue our legacy of hope and success.”
Council also confirmed the date and time for Butler’s Halloween festivities, setting the village’s parade for Oct. 31 at 4:30 p.m. and trick-or-treat for 5-6:30 p.m.
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