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Albion agrees to provide manpower for Elba water and sewer

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 March 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The Village Board agreed to have village employees run Elba’s water and sewer plants, a move that will help the small village in Genesee County and generate about $24,000 in net revenue for Albion.

Albion will have personnel at the Elba facilities for about 2 hours each day. Rick Albright, the sewer plant chief operator, will handle the sewer oversight in Elba while Bill Logan, a DPW worker with a water license, will work at Elba’s water plant.

Albright urged the Village Board to move on the agreement with Elba, and the board on Wednesday gave it’s blessing to the municipal contract. Mayor Dean London said the village will have to finalize the contract with Elba.

Albion also has been managing the Holley sewer plant for the past year.

Albright said the village has dedicated and talented group of employees who could help nearby municipalities and also bring in needed revenue for the village.

Albright estimated the village’s costs would be for the weekend overtime, which he said would total about $8,000 over the year for the two workers.