Public Meeting On Water Pipe Replacement

Members of the public are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the replacement of water mains in Hanna’s Old Town and Elmo. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Hanna Town Hall.

 

 

Public Meeting 05/30/2017 – 2017 Elmo and Old Town Water Distribution Replacements

Public Meeting Requirement. All eligible applicants must hold a minimum of one public meeting in advance of submitting a Special Program or Core loan application for Board consideration. Notice of the public meeting is to be published in a local or regional newspaper fifteen (15) days prior to the same. The public meeting must provide the public an overview of the proposed project, financing and sustainability. The overview aspect of the public meeting must, at a minimum, address project scope, milestones and costs. The financing aspect of the public meeting must, at a minimum, address the financial impact of project costs upon the public. The sustainability aspect of the public meeting must, at a minimum, address revenue streams, adjustments of water and sewer rates or other sources required to sustain the proposed project. Eligible applicants must verify compliance with the public meeting requirement through documentation submitted with their Special Program or Core loan applications.

1. This Public Meeting is to discuss the “2017 Elmo and Old Town Water Distribution Replacements” project.

2. Notice of this public meeting has been published in a local or regional newspaper fifteen (15) days prior to this meeting.

3. Overview of the Proposed Project

a. Project Scope: Replacement of approximately 6,333 lineal feet of existing undersized and old distribution lines serving the Town of Elmo with 6” PVC mains along the original alignments.  The existing galvanized steel water mains are experiencing frequent breaks and reduced flows for both domestic supply and firefighting. Replacing the existing galvanized water mains will improve water quality and supply as well as reducing potential lead hazards. There are twenty-one water meters and five fire hydrants planned for replacement.

Replacement of approximately 2770 lineal feet of existing water mains in Old Town with PVC.  A portion of the mains are lead-jointed cast iron along with some AC and ductile iron.  The planned replacements are located in Madison, 2nd, 3rd, and Taccalone Streets.  Replacing the existing water mains will improve water quality and supply as well as reducing potential lead hazards. There are six services and four fire hydrants planned for replacement.

b. Costs:

i. Total Project Cost Estimated at $1,540,000

ii. Design Engineering – $150,000

iii. Construction Engineering – $150,000

iv. Construction Estimate – $1,240,000

4. Financing

a, DWSRF Loan With 24% Principal Forgiveness

b. Financial Impact of project costs upon the Public: There are no anticipated rate increases due to project cost carried by the Town. The Town has 1% Special Purpose Tax money set aside plus Maintenance/Meter Fees to pay the remaining principal not forgiven.

5. Sustainability

a. Revenue streams: There are no anticipated rate increases due to project cost carried by the Town. The Town has 1% Special Purpose Tax money set aside plus Maintenance/Meter Fees to pay the remaining principal not forgiven.

6. Eligible applicants must verify compliance with the public meeting requirement through documentation submitted with their Special Program or Core loan applications.

7. Public Comments:

8. Meeting Adjourned.

From the Rules Document regarding Mandatory Public Meeting:

Public Meeting Requirement. All eligible applicants must hold a minimum of one public meeting in advance of submitting a Special Program or Core loan application for Board consideration. Notice of the public meeting is to be published in a local or regional newspaper fifteen (15) days prior to the same. The public meeting must provide the public an overview of the proposed project, financing and sustainability. The overview aspect of the public meeting must, at a minimum, address project scope, milestones and costs. The financing aspect of the public meeting must, at a minimum, address the financial impact of project costs upon the public. The sustainability aspect of the public meeting must, at a minimum, address revenue streams, adjustments of water and sewer rates or other sources required to sustain the proposed project. Eligible applicants must verify compliance with the public meeting requirement through documentation submitted with their Special Program or Core loan applications.

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