AME Consulting has completed the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Master Utilities Planning Grant which is a comprehensive look into the Town's Drinking Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Utilities. The study consisted of site visits to multiple water plants and wastewater plants, existing condition assessments, alternative evaluations, asset management plans, and the study document which is approximately 500 pages in length. The process included many meetings with the town council, planning committee, and stakeholders. The highest priority is for a wastewater treatment plant capacity and process improvements project. Other needs and recommendations include a new water treatment plant and various improvements to sewer lines, water mains, and drainage infrastructure. OCRA has completed its first round of comments. AME Consulting is currently working to address those comments and resubmit the revised study back to OCRA. Once OCRA approves the final Study, Town Council will take action to approve a resolution to adopt the Study.
Our Utility Department will be picking up leaves throughout Swayzee beginning November 1st through November 30th.
The Utility team asks the following:
The Town of Swayzee was awarded a $90,000 Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) grant to perform a study of our utility infrastructure which includes Water, Wastewater and Stormwater. The study will be a 20-year action plan to update/upgrade the towns utility infrastructure. As part of the study, we will look at the current demographics and outline goals for the growth of the town which will assist us in forecasting what needs to be done and when. The Town of Swayzee would like to invite you to be part of a steering committee so we can be sure we are meeting and exceeding the needs of our community. The committee will meet approximately two times per month, in the evening, with the first meeting taking place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 3rd, in the Town Hall. This will be a Kick-Off meeting which will last approximately 1 hour. Future meetings are anticipated to last an hour and half with the schedule for future meetings being agreed to and set at each current meeting. Please feel free to reach out to Eric Woodmansee via phone: 765.623.5802 or email email@example.com with any questions.
Thank you to all of our residents that completed the OCRA survey! As a result of your answers and the hard work of our utility team, the office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) has awarded Swayzee $90,000!
With this grant, the Town of Swayzee will be conducting a 3-utility study (wastewater, water, and stormwater) to complete an overall analysis of the systems to better determine a list of priorities for repairs and reconstruction. The Town sees the wastewater treatment plant as having the greatest need for construction given its age. However, there will also be planning for water plant upgrades/repairs as well as options for new construction of storm drains.
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The Town Council needs your help! We are applying for an OCRA Planning Grant to help with upgrades to Swayzee's Utility infrastructure! Please take a few minutes and complete this resident survey as our resident statistics will help us get the grant!
With an OCRA Planning Grant, the Town of Swayzee will be conducting a 3-utility study (wastewater, water, and stormwater) to complete an overall analysis of the systems to better determine a list of priorities for repairs and reconstruction. The Town sees the wastewater treatment plant as having the greatest need for construction given its age. However, there will also be planning for water plant upgrades/repairs as well as options for new construction of storm drains.