Senior water treatment technician Morgan Marler discussed the final touches of the water tower with Hillsboro City Council members on Monday, saying that it is almost finished, aside from one setback.
“We went to turn the water on to fill it up and there was a leak in the pit,” Marler said.
Marler said a person was on site fixing it, and they had to order more parts for the repair.
“They do have a bit more work to complete,” Marler said, “but otherwise they’re done.”
Council also approved Marler’s request for a purchase of a new forklift for the water department.
Marler suggested to council members a UT25P forklift from Seller’s for $18,500.
City council members seemed to be on the same page as Marler.
“I like the fact this has a three year warranty,” council member Bob Watson said.
Council member David Loewen asked Marler if she was excited for the new purchase, and her answer was yes.
“They actually brought the lift out and have been test driving it and using it,” Marler said. “It’s awesome.”