The Holland water tower is now set to undergo renovations.

Last night, the Holland town board discussed needed renovation work to be done on the water tower during a special meeting with Robert Curry of Danville, Indiana-based Curry and Associates. The project would likely be done in two steps, with the 200 thousand gallon tower in Holland being done first at a cost of around 130 thousand dollars. The low bid was submitted by Caldwell Tanks.

Town board president Tom Thacker says the town hopes to get that work underway this summer after a source of funding is found. Now work will include sandblasting the inside of the tank followed by repainting. Additional work to be done will include outside coating and various other repairs.

The 2nd part of the project would involve renovation of the Stendal water tower. That came back at a cost of around 100 thousand dollars to complete. Thacker says that is causing the board to consider other options for water service in the Stendal area:

The Stendal water tower holds 20 thousand gallons of water. In the end, Thacker says getting the tower renovation done now is important:

The board directed Curry to look into other options for the Stendal tower. Those will be brought back to the board at a later date.