City Administrator’s Notes - June 2014

Here is the latest news concerning our sewage lift stations.

I am currently applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Commerce for an amount between $350,000 and $400,000 to replace Lift Station #3. (These are Federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development which are allocated to the states for distribution.) This lift station, located next to Greenleaf Lake, has failed 38 times in the past 10 months alone. This has cost the city over $30,000 in maintenance costs.

This coming fall we will be applying for a low interest loan of $600,000 from the Department of Ecology for Lift Stations #2 and #4. All three of these lift stations are over 30 years old and in desperate need of replacement.

If you are interested in showing your support for these efforts please contact us at City Hall.