New General Manager Has Big Plans for PSD

New Marshall County Public Service District No. 3 General Manager Tom Seifert has big plans for the way the district operates.

During a meeting of the Marshall County Commission last week, Seifert introduced himself to commissioners Don Mason, Brian Schambach and Bob Miller. He said as extension projects in the district near completion, he is turning his attention to the future.

Seifert said the district has several valves they purchased in the event new lines or valves are needed. However, there is not ample storage for those valves at the site of the PSD near the Limestone area of the county.

“Our garage is full, and we don’t have space,” he said.

Seifert said the district is looking at a piece of property next to the office that had been seized in a drug raid, though there are several hurdles to clear before that could become a possibility. In the meantime, Ron Morris of the Marshall County Sewage District Board said there was a possibility the district could store the valves at the Washington Lands treatment plant.

Additionally, Seifert asked the commission for help in finding grant funds to purchase heavy machinery for the district. He said the district has contracts with companies to perform replacement and extension work, but owning such machinery would allow that work to be done in house, saving money over time.

“We wouldn’t have to contract out all the time,” he said.