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Longtime water board attorney plans to retire

KINGWOOD — Sheila K. Williams, attorney for the Kingwood Water Board, is retiring.

Williams told board members she would be “taking down her shingle Dec. 20.”

She said, “46 1/2 years ago Mayor Al Unger asked me to represent the city.”

 Williams said later, another mayor asked her to represent the water board.

“Through it all it’s been a good learning experience. I’ve enjoyed it but the time has come and I am taking down my shingle and going to retire,” she said. “I was going to retire a year and a half ago, but COVID hit. It was not an easy decision to make, but Pinky (her poodle) and I want to jump in the car and do some traveling.”

Board President Robert DeRiggi thanked Williams for the work she has done for the board and wished her well.

In other business, Tim Rice, senior engineer of Potesta & Associates gave an update on the current water projects. Some of those  discussed were:

  • 5 taps have been installed for residents on Indian Rock Road.
  • All of the lines have been installed on Concord Road and the Concord Road PRV station is scheduled for delivery in December.
  • Pressure testing is complete on Concord Road from Senior Drive to the PRV station, and this section has been turned on and service provided to  customers.
  • Potesta is proceeding with preparation of bid documents and assistance to Kingwood Water Works with   bidding of the generator work as described under the existing service agreement. The surveying and mapping are complete. Generator pad sizes have been received from the electrical engineer.

The next meeting of the Kingwood Water Board will be 6 p.m. Dec. 21.

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