Written by MICHAEL LoCICERO
Tuesday, 30 December 2014 18:53
Village contracts with private company until full-time hire is made
When Village of Belgium waste water treatment plant employees report to work after the New Year, a familiar face will be supervising them.
Neil Anderson, who announced in
October that he was leaving as the head of the facility, will help manage the department one day per week until a full-time employee is hired.
On Dec. 15, the Village of Belgium’s Public Utilities and Finance and Personnel committees discussed two proposals related to supervising the wastewater plant at 701 W. Silver Beach Rd.
The first proposal, from Water/Waste Water Technology and Services LLC, is the company that Anderson will be working for effective Jan. 1.
Under the terms of the agreement, the company will provide on-site supervision one day a week.
Duties include filing monthly discharge reports and other annual reports with the Department of Natural Resources, reviewing daily data collection and overall monitoring of the treatment center.
The company will also perform other duties not included in the agreement at an additional cost when requested.
The village will pay $542 a month for six months, Village President Rich Howells said.
“Part of the reason we accepted this agreement was the price,” Howells said. “But another factor was us being comfortable with Neil.
“Each waste water treatment plant is different and this will save us a lot of getting familiar with another person.”
Howells said the village plans to hire a full-time superintendent, but said it will be helpful for Anderson to aid in the transition.
“If we don’t have anybody in six months, we will likely renew the contract if we are happy with them,” he said.
The agreement is set to start in January, Howells said.
The contract may be terminated with 30 days notice, according to the agreement.
Midwest Contract Operations, a Menasha firm, submitted a proposal that would have cost the village $1,250 a month for many of the same duties, Howells said.
The Village Board is set to act on the proposal at its Monday, Jan. 12, meeting.