Green River Requests Increase on Loan for Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

Green River Requests Increase on Loan for Wastewater Treatment Plant Project

GREEN RIVER — The Green River Public Works Department is seeking authorization to submit a request to the State Loan and Investment Board for a $7.5 million increase to the city’s current Clean Water SRF (CWSRF) Loan for the construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Replacement facility project.

The Green River City Council will consider authorizing the request during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, August 16, at 7 p.m. at Green River City Hall.

This increase to the CWSRF Loan would match a recently submitted ARPA grant request for the project. If awarded, construction of the new facility could begin in 2023, according to meeting documents. The new facility construction is expected to take approximately two years.

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Debt service on the loan will require a series of rate increases which will have a financial impact on residents. The city has outlined this rate increase in its Cost of Service and Rate Design Study completed in 2017 and recent update. The rate increases recommended in that study have been applied for six straight years, and will need to continue to be adopted on an annual basis until the debt service for the loan is realized.

There will be a public hearing on this council item at the start of the meeting Tuesday night to allow residents to present any questions or concerns they have on the request to increase the principal amount of the Clean Water SRF Loan #182.

Other Business

The Council will consider appointing Stacey Dolinar to the Sweetwater County Board of Health for a four year term beginning August 16, 2022, and expiring August 31, 2026.

They will also consider appointing Timothy Knight to the Planning & Zoning Commission for a three year term beginning September 1, 2022, and expiring August 31, 2025.

To view the full meeting agenda and packet, click here.