Loudoun County administrator Philip Bolen will discuss the varied water problems of Purcellville, Round Hill and Hamilton with the county's Sanitation Authority so that the mayors of those towns can determine where new water pipelines should be located and how they will be financed.
According to Round Hill Mayor Jeff Wolford, a meeting between himself, Purcellville Mayor Ronald Masters, Hamilton Mayor Harry Lowrey, new county board chairman Frank Raflo and vice chairman James Brownell last week determined that the board of supervisors is willing to help the three jurisdictions, all of whom have been under state mandate for 10 years to improve their water quality.
Of the three, Purcellville was the only jurisdiction to receive a $700,000 federal grant to move ahead with the building of a water treatment plant. Round Hill and Hamilton want to purchase water from the plant.
Wolford said that Round Hill is not willing to pay for its share of a proposed $4,000 study to estimate the cost.
"We paid for a study two years ago," said Wolford. "Until we get a dollar figure from Purcellville we aren't going to help pay for another study."
Raflo said the board will pay half of Round Hill's share if the Town Council will agree to pay for the other half. The study two years ago estimated the cost of water transmission lines from Purcellville to Round Hill at $900,000.
A joint commission established to study cable television proposals to serve the three towns will meet tonight in Round Hill with a second consultant, Wolford said.
The current consultant, John Niccolls, has told the commission that he would charge $16,000 to draft a cable ordinance, write an application form for cable companies, review bids and draw up a contract with the winning company.
Douglas Harold of Front Royal, who has worked with Berryville and Clark County to install cable television there, will address the commission.