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226 <br /> MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL, JANUARY 14, 1976. <br /> A regular meeting of the Leesburg Town Council was held in the <br /> Council Chambers, 10 West Loudoun Street, Leesburg, Virginia on <br /> January 14, 1976 at 7 : 30 P.M. The meeting was called to order by <br /> the Mayor, with the prayer being offered by Councilman Orr, and fol- <br /> lowed with the Salute to the Flag. Present were: Mayor G. Dewey <br /> Hill , Councilmen Charles E. Bange, Mary Anne Newman, Robert A. Orr, <br /> James A. Rock and C. Terry Titus; also Acting Town Manager E. Wesley <br /> Devero and Town Attorney George M. Martin. Absent from the meeting <br /> was Councilman James H. Chamblin. <br /> The Minutes of the regular meeting of November 26, 1975, a <br /> special meeting of December 3, 1975, regular meeting of December 10, <br /> 1975 and special meetings of December 17, 1975 and December 29, 1975 <br /> were approved as written. <br /> Mr. Henry Burt, of Daniel A. Robinson & Associates , reviewed a <br /> Status Report on the Financial Feasibility of the Potomac River Water <br /> Supply. The first part of the Report deals with a list of informa- <br /> tion developed and actions taken up to this point, however, there is <br /> still the question of the long-term economic feasibility open. There <br /> is another very favorable situation that has come to light within the <br /> last month. The new wells and rehabilitated wells are bringing a <br /> great deal of new water to the Town, which will probably buy the <br /> Town about two years of time over and above what was projected origi- <br /> nally . Council may wish to take advantage of these two years in re- <br /> fining some of the information it has. Annex I is a flow chart show- <br /> ing the options open and the decisions the Town can make. The time <br /> to take such action has increased by bringing in the rehabilitated <br /> wells. Annex II is a chart of bond performance, taken from the Wall <br /> Street Journal at the end of last year - this is another factor to <br /> be taken into consideration. The third annex is a rather lengthy <br /> display of what you do to mount a campaign for a referendum. This <br /> shows the kind of materials , cost, time delays and effort that go <br /> into this type of thing. He believed that Council may wish to go <br /> into more depth in two areas . ( 1) The Goose Creek Supply, working <br /> with Fairfax City; ( 2) The contract and lease-back arrangement pro- <br /> posal presented by Puro-Tech. He said they are looking into the bond <br /> situation on the Potomac Supply and they now have the most recent <br /> Audit to work with. Councilman Titus said Mr. Burt has advised that <br /> his firm has done some research on the Puro-Tech method and feels <br /> that it should be checked out thoroughly as to legality. Councilman <br /> Newman suggested investigating the cost of securing water from Fair- <br /> fax City compared to the cost of building, maintaining and operating <br /> a plant on the Potomac. Mr. Burt felt this could be done with ease, <br /> however, both studies would be hypothetical. "A wild card in the <br /> deck" would be the contractual arrangement that might be entered <br /> into between the two jurisdictions. Mayor Hill ' s only problem with <br /> this arrangement would be how much of its own destiny would the Town <br /> be giving up if it entered into an agreement with Fairfax. Mr. Burt <br /> said there might be allocations , etc. that would have to be negoti- <br /> ated between the two cities. Councilman Titus said the idea here is <br /> to provide some source of water and as quickly and ecomincally fea- <br /> sible as possible. Mr. Devero said he has been expecting the fea- <br /> sibility study from Johnson and Williams since November - this is <br /> holding up progress on this project. He explained that this ties <br /> into the I/I Study, which is a part of the Step 1 process. He' has <br /> talked with the Water Control Board and asked that they try to get <br /> prior approval from the EPA to move ahead with our engineering sur- <br /> vey. The Town can' t move until it is approved by EPA and they can' t <br /> move until the Step 1 is completedproved. The feasibility study <br /> is tied in with this and it is important that we get this study. It <br /> was decided that Mr. Devero and Mr. Hill would call Johnson and Wil- <br /> liams tomorrow morning and report back to the Council . <br /> Acting Town Manager Devero reported on the following items : <br /> ( 1) He reported investments made by the Town recently and said <br /> that interest rates have been steadily dropping lately. Councilman <br /> Titus suggested that it might be best to go out of town on some of <br /> the larger investments. <br /> (2) The Sanitary Trunk Sewer Master Plan was received today <br /> from Bengtson-DeBell . He said he is well pleased with the working <br /> relationship and amount of work done by this firm. This Plan will <br /> be discussed at Public Works Committee meeting. <br />