Improvements to Wastewater Plant Pushed Back

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It will be several months before the city of Terre Haute decides how to improve the Wastewater Treatment plant.  On Thursday, the city council accepted a request to withdraw a multi-million dollar improvement project.

City attorney Eddie Felling told the council that the administration wanted to withdraw the current proposal for the plant.  That plan had an estimated cost of over 75 million dollars.  The price tag was met with resistance.  So, the administration wants develop a new proposal that is more cost effective.

Felling told the council that a new proposal and possible bids could be ready by summer of 2018. Members of the council were also invited to be a part of planning process.

“In regards to the sanitary bond we’re just trying to protect the tax dollars, said Council President Karrum Nasser.  When we were told it was going to be one amount last year and it’s doubled in a year that’s something that all the council wants to make sure that we’re protecting the taxpayers the best that we can.”

In other action.. the council approved a proposal to allow the fire department to charge for fire inspections.  The average cost for an inspection for a business would be about 30 dollars.  If the state approves the plan those inspections could begin after the first of the year.

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