Mapleton Council finally chooses a design for Drayton’s water tower

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DRAYTON — After a long process, the board has finally decided which design to put on its controversial water tank.

Mapleton Council approved the design of Option Five that staff proposed Tuesday, with Council. Paul Douglas being the sole opponent of the option.

Douglas still loved the original water tower design submitted in 2019, which Mapleton Mayor Gregg Davidson constantly referred to as the “birthday cake design.”

“The fifth option was not requested by council but offered by staff because the price is lower and only adds one day’s work to the schedule,” said Sam Mattina, director of public works for the township. , during a meeting.

“The first option is priced at $60,342 with six additional working days; option two is priced at $43,546 with four additional days; option three was $60,342 with six additional business days; and option four was $43,546 with four additional business days.

Option five is priced at $9,555 with an extra workday added into the schedule. The $9,555 represents an additional cost to the $30,000 already provided for in the contract to manufacture the water tower, which will be used to repaint the castle if necessary.

John Morrison, finance director, noted that repainting the water tower won’t happen for another 25 years, “the extra $10,000 won’t be a lot of extra money over 25 years.”

Staff liked the design of option five as it is more attractive and can be used as a marketing piece for the township. The council thought option five was more appealing and blended better with the township’s design and logo.

Lining of the reservoir will begin on April 25.

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