Supervisors to consider financial pledge to Welton

CLINTON — The city of Welton soon will receive assistance from Clinton County.

The Clinton County Board of Supervisors on Monday will consider a resolution to support the city of Welton's water system improvement design.

The Supervisors will pledge to contribute an amount not to exceed $20,000 for engineering services for the city of Welton potable water booster station pump and control issues improvements.

Welton Mayor Glen Boswell said the entire project improvement is estimated to cost $50,000.

Boswell said the engineering firm reported the updates to the system could extend the life of the pumps and reduce maintenance.

The improvements also are reported to save the city about $400 a month in electricity usage.

To help pay for the system, Clinton County Auditor Eric Van Lancker in a previous meeting told Boswell that the savings have the potential to pay for a loan.

Van Lancker also suggested there could be grants available.

Also at the meeting

• The Supervisors will release more payments for the Clinton County law center project. The county will vote on approvals for $31,896.12 to Shive-Hattery, and two separate payments to the Samuels Group for $990,544.31 and $1,095,303.99.

• The agenda states the Supervisors may enter into a closed session to discuss a possible property purchase.