Green Mountain wastewater project discussed by supervisors

The goal to land a new wastewater collection and treatment system for Green Mountain was discussed at the Marshall County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.

Leaders of the proposed project are seeking grants including a Community Block Development Grant.

The supervisors approved a public hearing to be set for the grant application for 9 a.m. Oct. 22. A similar application failed a few years ago.

Mary Wymore, with Region VI Planning Commission, said if grants go through the project could be constructed in 2015 in Green Mountain.

Kristi Wildung, of the Central Iowa Water Association, said they haven’t finalized a budget on the project and plan to hold public meetings with the residents of Green Mountain “to bring everyone up to speed.”

If approved, the project would require mandatory connections to the system by residents of Green Mountain, Wildung said.

In other action, the supervisors approved the purchase of three 2013 Dodge Ram trucks for use by the sheriff’s office. The trucks are being purchased by using a state bidding process from Stew Hansen Dodge of Urbandale at the cost of $23,000 each.

Sheriff Ted Kamatchus said his officers drive their vehicles hard and they are in need of replacement vehicles.

The supervisors also approved a request from the Noon Optimists to again have their light display on the courthouse lawn for the holidays. It is expected to start during the Holiday Stroll on Nov. 23 and run through Jan. 1.

“It gives a very festive look to the courthouse square for the holidays,” said Dave Thompson, chair of the supervisors.