Sprinkler installation at grocery store to affect village water supply

June 6th, 2010    Author: Debbie Robinson    Filed Under: Community

Williamsburg administrator Pattie Bates has requested the support of council on an issue regarding the business district being without water for several hours due to work being performed at Medary’s grocery store on Main Street.

According to Bates, Medary’s is scheduling work to be done in the store concerning the installment of a sprinkler system. The job would require the water in the village to be turned off for up to eight hours. The sprinkler system must be installed prior to the upcoming inspection by the fire department.

"I am going to have to ask Medary's to schedule the work in the evening due to the impact it would have on the other businesses in the village. The water would have to be turned off for eight hours," Bates said. "It could possibly affect businesses in an area of up to three blocks."

Having Medary's schedule the work for evening hours will be more costly to them, however, Bates does not feel it would be fair to the other businesses to be without water for a lengthy period.

"I feel bad that they will probably have to pay more to have this work accomplished. If it was just an hour we could send notices out to the businesses and it wouldn't be a problem," Bates said.

At the time of the council meeting there was not an exact date available on when the sprinkler fitters would be doing the work for Medary's or how long it would take to complete the job.

However, council agreed unanimously to support Bates in her decision to keep the water on the village during business hours when the work is scheduled.

Council members wanted to remind the community and visitors that June in Olde Williamsburg is just around the corner. This fun, annual event take place June 4 - 6. There will be a variety of entertainment, games, music, food and a car show.

Anyone participating in the parade needs to be at the high school for the line up at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 4. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Also, don't forget the corn hole tournaments and the 4k run.
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