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Washington Council Approves $5.5 Million for Water Plant Improvements

Posted: Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 6:28 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Unanimously the Washington City Council approved up to $5.5 million in water revenue capital loan notes for water plant improvements.

At the Tuesday meeting councilman Jaron Rosien said the council has been working toward this step for some time, “It’s the biggest dollar price that we’ve seen in awhile, but it’s certainly not been done quickly or in jest. [There have been] pilot studies, extensive. For anyone that’s here and hasn’t been here for all of it, even though it seems like we’re quickly spending $5.5 million it has not been quick, it has been a long process, it has arguably been decades in the works.” The measure provides funds to pay for construction, remodeling, and overall improvement of the municipal water utility. The resolution states, “the Notes will not constitute general obligations or be payable in any manner by taxation.” The funds will be payable from the revenues of the water utility. Prior to the council’s approval a public hearing was held, during which nobody provided comments.