One of winter's woes wreaks havoc in Wayland
By TRISHA PHELPS
Mt. Pleasant News
WAYLAND — The new year started out with what may be the shortest Wayland City Council meeting of the year, finishing city business in under 30 minutes at their Jan. 2 meeting.
“There have been a lot of frozen pipes and freeze ups,” reported Barry Leichty of the utility department. Leichty informed the council that the frozen pipes cause extra water to be used and urges people to check their pipes.
“I think there are still some people using water somewhere that they don’t have to use or don’t know they are using,” said Leichty.
Leichty then showed the council a smart phone app he uses to help monitor the city’s water usage.
“This app comes in handy,” Leichty told the council. “This way we don’t have to come in here on those cold nights to see what is going on unless we absolutely have to.”
Once again, consideration of a real estate purchase was on the agenda for the council, but Mayor Brad Roth felt confident the item would soon be absent from the agenda.
“Nothing is happening with this, so I think this is the last time it will be on the agenda for a while. But we do need to have a discussion about what it is going to take to fix the steeple,” said Roth.