The Commerce City Council will decide Monday night whether to hire a company to manage its water treatment plant.
The city council meets at 6 p.m. in the Commerce Room of the Commerce Civic Center.
Based on discussion at the council’s Dec. 2 work session, city manager Pete Pyrzenski will recommend that the city contract with ESG Operations, Inc., Macon, to operate the plant. The Dec. 2 discussion did not include a contract price, although Pyrzenski said the contract could be done within the parameters of the current budget for the water plant. He also promised that it would save the city money by reducing capital costs.
The council held a called meeting yesterday (Tuesday) to meet with representatives of ESG in what city clerk Sandra Haggard described as “a presentation by the company and a Q&A.” Details of that meeting were not available at press time.
The company manages a number of water plants for local governments, including Winder.
At the work session, Pyrzensky alluded to a recent near-crisis at the water plant, but did not offer any information about the nature of the issue.