Service authority to review proposed budget | Local News

Halifax County Service Authority Board of Directors will discuss the 2018 annual budget totaling $5.3 million when they meet at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday in the board conference room on Houghton Avenue in South Boston.

The budget includes capital for replacements including $55,000 for a ¾ ton service truck with utility body for maintenance use, $5,300 for a zero turn mower, $160,000 for annual tank maintenance repairs and painting, $15,000 for pump and motor for filter backwash, $7,000 for repair and overhaul of pump and motor, $36,000 for pump and motor repairs and replacements, $14,000 for removing an old wall and extending an existing laboratory wall and $5,300 for a zero turn mower for the plant and stations.

Other capital projects earmarked for 2018 include $8,000 for an underground electrical service to Westside, $2,500 for an alarm/RTU SCADA system for the Seven Oaks Lift Station and $35,000 for chemical forced cleaning system for diffusers.

Following budget discussions, authority board members are slated to receive a personnel policy update concerning donation of sick leave policy from the executive director and personnel committee.

Also slated on Thursday’s agenda, the chairman will discuss facility fees and expiration of a developer agreement.

Executive Director Mark Estes is expected to update authority board members on the USDA resolutions for the Sutphin Road and Cowford Road Projects including the draft bond and loan resolution, rate resolution and code of conduct.

During its last meeting in March, members were informed interest on short-term borrowing for the roughly $4.6 million Sutphin interceptor weighs in at only 2 percent.

HCSA has been able to lock in what Estes described as “poverty-level” funding on the millions in short-term borrowing, and a quorum of directors — Chairman Dexter Gilliam and board…

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