Albion will run Elba sewer and water plants

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 June 2015 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Village of Albion personnel will run Elba’s water and sewer plants for a year with Albion to be paid $34,320 for providing personnel on a part-time basis.

The agreement was formally approved by the Albion Village Board on Wednesday, and is retroactive to June 1.

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.

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

Elba is expected to use village personnel on a short-term basis for water because a transmission line is currently being installed down Route 98. That will link Elba to the Monroe County Water Authority, which provides much of the public water in Genesee County. Elba may not be able to connect to that system until next year.

The agreement between Elba and Albion gives each municipality the option of backing out of the agreement with 90 days notice.

Albion officials said the agreements with Elba and Holley are ways to bring revenue into the village, while using existing employees to help neighboring municipalities.