The City Council on Wednesday took action to replace the Newton Run covered water reservoir on the city's north side.
The Council held a public hearing on the project, as required by the State Environmental Quality Review Act. There were no speakers.
Plans call for constructing two 2 million-gallon storage reservoirs to replace the existing 4 million-gallon concrete reservoir.
The process under the direction of the city's Board of Public Utilities will include demolition of the existing reservoir, which was built in 1924, plus installing a water main and modern telemetry at the reservoir.
Finally, the city will seek $4.4 million in bonds for the new reservoir and hire a bonding attorney and financial counselors.
In other action, the Council appointed police Capt. Chris Hutchison as officer in charge of the department, with a necessary salary increase. He will serve until a new chief is named to replace Scott Cicirello, who resigned last week to become a state trooper.
The Council approved the city's purchase of a parcel at 231 Main St. from Community Action for $500. The parcel was the site of a fire that destroyed storage facilities for the agency's food pantry.
The Council noted the city also owns the adjacent property and together the two parcels could be used for future development in that area of the city.
Carmen Skiba was appointed to replace Margaret Revetti on the Civil Service Commission.
In addition, the Council, meeting as public works commissioners, agreed with plans to construct a road salt storage shed on city property on Rochester Street.