Carey Meter Replacement Project Tabled

2/6/18 – 5:18 A.M.

It will take a little longer before Carey moves forward with a meter reader project in the village. The Courier reports council voted to table the measure Tuesday night. At issue was whether-or-not council members could review bids for the project. Councilors Anthony Fletcher and Chase Fletcher both said they want language added to the ordinance that ensures council members can review the bids.

State law says council has to approve bids for any project over $50,000. Mayor Jenn Rathburn and village Administrator Roy Johnson said council has always had the opportunity to review bids on projects.

The meter project calls for the replacement of more than 1,900 electric meters and 1,400 water meters. Officials expect the work to take six-to-eight weeks once council approves a bid.

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