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December 17, 2012

Council will discuss sewer plans for school

CLINTON — The Clinton City Council will revisit a proposal from the Clinton School District to alter sewer plans for the new middle school.

The school district asked the Committee of the Whole to approve a memorandum of understanding last week, but a tie vote kept the item from moving forward.

The school district wants to construct a gravity sewer rather than connecting to a city constructed sewer along 13th Avenue North because they have the opportunity to obtain third-party funding in the form of a grant if the former option is pursued.

The district would pay for construction of a sewer line to run through the swale of the land that will be suited for the new middle school. The district would also negotiate and purchase easements from property owners to connect this new sewer to the Mill Creek sewer.  Once the sewer line was completed, the district would turn ownership of the sewer line and any easements to the city and pay connection fees.

Any future connection fees to this line would be made payable to the district, as dictated by city policy, up to the original construction cost.

Pursuing this project would require the city to stop the design of the sewer line along 13th Avenue North. The city would also be responsible for paying to expand the sewer to accommodate any future development in the 14th Street Northwest area.

If the district doesn't secure the grant funding the new plan and the memorandum of understanding will be void.

While the city would be responsible for the costs of upsizing the sewer line, City Engineer Jason Craft estimated the school district plan would save the city $550,000 in up-front costs.

However, members Paul Gassman, Ward 4; Charlie Mulholland, at-large; and Maggie Klaes, Ward 1, cast “no” votes at last week’s meeting. Ward 3 councilwoman Bev Hermann was absent, making it a 3-3 vote and keeping the item with the Committee of the Whole for another week.

The Committee of the Whole meeting will be held immediately after the City Council meeting at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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