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200 MINUTES OF REGULAR MEETING OF LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL, OCTOBER 11 , 1978. <br /> A regular meeting of the Leesburg, Town Council was held in the <br /> Council Chambers, 10 West Loudoun Street, Leesburg, Virginia, on <br /> October 11 ,1978 at 7 : 30 P.M. The meeting was called to order by <br /> the Mayor, with the invocation being given by Mr. Herrell, and <br /> followed with the Salute to the Flag. Present were: Mayor Ken- <br /> neth B. Rollins, Councilmembers Stanley D. Herrell , Jr. , G. Dewey <br /> Hill, Jr. , Marylou Hill , Walter F. Murray and- John W. Tolbert, Jr. ; <br /> also Town Manager John Niccolls, Assistant Manager Jeffrey H. Minor, <br /> Director of Finance Donald 0. T ylor and Town Attorney George M. <br /> Martin. Absent from the meeting7� ouncilmember Glen P. Cole, who <br /> joined .themeeting later in the evening. <br /> The minutes of the regular meeting of September 27 , 1978 were <br /> approved as presented. <br /> • <br /> , Mayor_ Rollins presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. <br /> Allen- Miller of- Allstate Safe and Lock Service for his participation <br /> in and his contribution of time and effort, including the use of his <br /> equipment, to the recent "Operation Identification" project conducted <br /> by the Leesburg Police Department in its program to eliminate bur- <br /> glaries in Leesburg. <br /> Mayor Rollins also presented a Certificate of Commendation to <br /> Robert A. Bangle, member of the Leesburg Police Department, for his <br /> concern, dedication and involvement with the "Operation Identification" <br /> program. <br /> Manager' s Report : <br /> (1 ) Leesburg' s utility bills for the first quarter of this fiscal <br /> year went out Friday. Revenue projections, based on this quarter' s <br /> experience, are about 96 percent of what the. Budget showed. Conver- <br /> sion to the automatic billing process was 100 percent successful - <br /> this will save a tremendous amount of manpower. Most questions from <br /> customers have to do with the amount of the bill, particularly the <br /> fact that the sewage charge ishigher than the water charge. The <br /> explanation, of course, is that it is far more expensive to operate <br /> the sewage system than the water system at this time. <br /> (2) The 1978 resurfacing program should begin. tomorrow. <br /> (3) Fluoridation of the water supply began Tuesday and Wednesday <br /> of this week. , Town forces were used to construct the control building <br /> at the shop facility - they did an- excellent job. In addition, they <br /> have completed reconstruction of Well House No. 2 at the shop, which <br /> was destroyed when the old tank was taken down. <br /> (4) The Foodmaker lot transfer was closed today and the bond <br /> anticipation notes turned over to First Virginia Bank-First National <br /> in exchange for the $150, 000, which is now in the Town' s account. <br /> (5) Andy Shope and he met with members of the Fire Company <br /> Monday to discuss several matters , including water distribution <br /> system improvements now underway, their concern about- hydrant lo- <br /> cations and their concern about one-way traffic on Route 7 west to <br /> several hundred feet west of the "V" . Their suggestions will be <br /> taken back to the Highway Department design engineer. <br /> (6) An action was filed against the Town concerning an order <br /> issued for the removal of a sign on the building located at the <br /> southeast corner of King and Loudoun Streets. The suit requested <br /> a restraining order concerning the removal of the sign and asked the <br /> Court to declare the projecting sign ordinance unconstitutional. He <br /> felt that this suit will be resolved amicably before and without any <br /> more action before the Court. Thus, both parties would be winners. <br /> (7) For the past six months an attempt has been made to re-create <br /> the Phillips-Nickels Well. . This project came to an unsuccessful close <br /> last week. It was thought that this could be developed into a Class <br /> 2-B facility. A very large cavern about 37 feet below the surface was <br /> created while the contractor was pumping the well , using an air pump <br /> system. The well is too shallow for use as a 2-B facility and will <br /> have to be abandoned, but it is better that this happened now rather <br /> than after it had been developed. A lot of money has been sunk into <br /> this project, probably in the $35, 000 range. Knowing what we do now, <br /> we would not do this again. <br />