Water and sewer service were installed Tuesday at the new PHS Building Trades house under construction on Otley Avenue between 10th and 12th streets, and a load of lumber arrived Wednesday for the next phase of the project.
The trustees of the Perry Water Works voted unanimously Oct. 10 to accede to a request from Perry High School Building Trades Instructor Chad Morman to waive the cost of the installing water service to the new houses.
Trustees John Wuebker, Amy Rathje and Chairperson Marcus Carris agreed “to donate the items and expertise of the water department operators for the homes built on Otley
Avenue by the Perry Community High school students.”
The trustees’ generous gesture followed a similarly liberal gift from the Perry City Council, which voted unanimously Sept. 16 to waive the city’s building permit fees for construction of the building trades class’ first house.
Dallas Center-based Elite Electric and Utility Contractors installed the water and sewer service lines Tuesday.
Otley Avenue remained closed at midday Wednesday, when a semi-tractor trailer delivered a load of lumber to the work site. The house is the first of seven planned for the site of the former junior high school.