Elmwood Village Board begins planning for wastewater plantThe potential for a new wastewater treatment plant was heard by the Elmwood Village Board earlier this month.
By: Sari Gordon , Pierce County Herald
ELMWOOD—The potential for a new wastewater treatment plant was heard by the Elmwood Village Board earlier this month.
The public works committee discussed the need for a new plant, and what the costs and requirements would mean to the village. A facility study needs to be done if the village is to qualify for funding. An assessment costs between $20,000 and $30,000.
The plant is past its life expectancy and the entire process takes three-to-five years. The committee will present a report at the March meeting on the potential impact to taxpayers.
The committee also talked about ways to educate citizens about the need for the plant.
In other business:
Trustee Neil Boltik wanted some input from the board about refreshing the village signs design. After a brief discussion, Trustee Trisha Knops acted to have Boltik contact Elmwood Schools about working together on a new village sign design.
There was also a brief discussion about the new sign retro-reflectivity requirement.
Knops reported the local nursing home will be recruiting a new director of nursing and there will be a $1,500 sign-on bonus.
The board approved an application for an operator’s license for Tiffany’s Tavern and Grille.
The Stevens Engineering budget for Woodman storm water systems and options for road improvement were among other matters for the board.