Marshall County Board of Supervisors sponsors for Green Mountain sewer project grant application

The Marshall County Board of Supervisors agreed to sponsor a grant application to try to get $86,000 to help fund a wastewater collection and treatment project in Green Mountain.

Region 6 Planning and Housing is filing the federal Community Development Block Grant application and working with Central Iowa Water Association. CIWA would seek to finance another $1.73 million to pay for the project.

The chances of grant approval are unclear, said Marty Wymore of Region 6. The project would require mandatory hook ups to the system by all Green Mountain residents, as requested by CIWA. Those Green Mountain residents in attendance at the supervisors meeting Tuesday didn’t seem to have a problem with this mandate.

“It’s important that this project goes through,” said John Worden, mayor of Green Mountain. “I believe that you’ll have the compliance necessary.”

Even if the grant is approved, the project could still be two to three years down the road. If the grant isn’t approved, Wymore said CIWA would most likely not move forward with the project. A similar grant application three years ago was not approved.

In other action, the board approved the hire of Shannon Wildman as a county jailer at a pay rate of $16.87 per hour.

The board tabled an agenda item dealing with the vacation of an alley in LaMoille. Board member Denny Grabenbauer said they will seek more information on this item before putting it on the agenda again.