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Altamont trustee cautions contingency usage

Village board OKs Wastewater Treatment Plant project change orders

— Mayor James Gaughan said the board is tracking the project carefully to make sure money is spent “efficiently and effectively.” Before any change order reaches the board it also goes through a subcommittee, Gaughan said.

“I welcome the conversation, but I don’t personally think there has been irresponsibility on this,” Gaughan said.

Aylward said he didn’t want to “give the impression that change orders are routine.”

The project must be completed by June, and this is the first year sewage system users will see increased bills to pay for the project, which will be paid off during the next 20 years. The increase is approximately 25 cents per household daily.

In other business, the board approved spending $41,000 to purchase a new four-wheel drive police vehicle, approved holding it organizational meeting on Tuesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. and scheduled a budget public hearing during its April 2 meeting.

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