Just over half of Monday night’s Vandalia City Council meeting centered around discussion concerning the issues of water at Vandalia Lake. Several residents who live on the south side of the lake were present at the meeting to address the board following the non-approval by the city council during an earlier meeting for easement requests by the Fayette Water Company. To begin the audience communication of the meeting, Larry Carroll began the discussion by letting the council know that residents were there in support of the Fayette Water Company proposed project and then having his wife, Terri Carroll read a letter from two other residents of the area, Dave and Jane Bell, who were unable to attend the meeting saying that the letter addressed the group’s main concerns.
And Carroll continued the letter which then addressed the residents lack of faith in the city to complete a water project as they have seen another project in the area, the Thrill Hill Road bridge, taking an extended amount of time to be addressed and fixed.
Vandalia Mayor Rick Gottman began to address the concerns that were laid out in the letter by explaining the reasoning for the city looking for grants as well as the situation with the Thrill Hill Road project taking some time to complete. And we will hear about that tomorrow on Newscenter.