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Herring contracts with Aqualogics and Cintas

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DEFERIET — Village officials agreed to enter into contracts with two companies at the Oct. 3 meeting.

Aqualogics Systems Inc. of Syracuse has proposed the village install a computerized control program for the water system.

The program would cut man hours for the newly appointed interim superintendent of public works, Shane Intorcia, and provide better oversight of the water system.

The Aqualogics system would include a wireless modem, a remote computer or similar devise, a remote antenna, panel hardware and cabling. The installation of a cellular tower also would be necessary, as would training for the superintendent.

“It allows Shane not to have to go into work if the system fails,” Mayor Robert J. Foster said. The system will continue to dial village officials until someone is reached to reset or adjust the water controls.

“The superintendent can pull up the water system on the computer, make adjustments to make the pump operational,” the mayor said. “It’s a good solution for a small village.”

Mr. Intorcia said the computer program will shut down the water system automatically if chlorine levels are low. Then if there is enough in the water supply tower, the problem can be fixed during normal working hours. Mr. Foster also noted the computer program provides “instant testing.”

The cost of the program, which will be reimbursed through phase two of the ongoing village water improvement project, is $1,985 with a $59.99 monthly fee to Verizon for a static Internet protocol address.

The board also decided to enter into an agreement to have Cintas of Liverpool supply the municipal building with mats to ensure safety. The rug service would supply clean mats weekly during six months of the year that are snowy and monthly for the remainder of the year at a cost of $1,150.40 annually.

“We need it for safety and there is not enough time to keep the rugs clean otherwise,” trustee Joseph Cook said.

In other business, the board upheld its policy for usage of the municipal building, with residents paying a $100 deposit which is refunded if the building is kept clean and non residents paying $50 plus the refundable deposit. The board agreed the building could not be used for profit-making activities.

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