Council updated on water treatment plant project

WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Town Council held a brief meeting on Tuesday night where the council approved to accept a requested statement of qualifications for bond counsel.

The council approved the recommendation posed at the last meeting by council member Michael Funkhouser and seconded by A. Paje Cross to accept the town’s requested statement of qualifications for bond counsel, specifically BotkinRose PLC for the Water Treatment Plant project.

Town Manager Reid Wodicka, added that the water treatment plant project engineering work is “ongoing and they’ve completed a field survey” and they expect preliminary design proposals by Jan. 29 in order to move forward with the project and begin bidding on contractors in the spring.

Also at the meeting:

  • In his town manager’s report, Wodicka noted that a new town supervisors training program has been “excelling” and allows supervisors to “learn new things and refresh skills.”
  • Wodicka also said that a business recruitment package is being created to help attract businesses to the town by determining what locations are available and then developing a way to get that information out to potential businesses.
  • Council member Jacqueline Lambert gave a finance committee report and said that they received results of the 2015 audit and received a “favorable audit with no reports of non-compliance.” There were recommendations made to enhance internal controls and operating efficiencies in the future.
  • The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commissions is currently interviewing for a new executive director.

Contact staff writer Kaley Toy at 540-465-5137 ext. 176, or ktoy@nvdaily.com