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February 26, 2013

City looking for water grant



“You did not get a grant the first time,” Knight said.”You did not score well. The city has done things to improve the score. I think you have a much, much better chance this time. There are always a lot of infrastructure grants to go in, so that makes it hard to say. I think you have a better than 50-50 chance this time.”

He said city officials should hear by the end of August whether an award is made. After that, the city has 18 months to get the project done. Old lines would stay in place and working until new line is working so there as few outages as possible while the work is being done.

At the city council meeting following the hearing, Mayor Joe Wellman said annexation on the east side was complete as of Wednesday. The next step is submitting an application to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for permission to allow Washington Municipal Utilities to take over one section of that annexed area. In addition, Wellman said the city is looking at the timing for provision of services to that area.

“There will be letters going out to the newly annexed citizens, probably later this week,” he said.

Wellman also told council members a bond issue was refinanced with actual savings at more than $549,000.

In addition, he said land use planning meetings are continuing and that INDOT is installing lights at the U.S. 50/I-69 interchange after a number of comments about how dark and hard to see it is there.

Wellman pointed out that the building commissioner and code enforcement officer had submitted reports and that they’ve been very busy.

City attorney Tim Dant said the redistricting ordinance will be ready for approval at the next council meeting.

Councilman Blake Chambers questioned a claim for Gator’s Critters, and Wellman explained the expense was for a joint project with the Daviess County Economic Development Corp. to eradicate the city’s pigeon problem.

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