City Sewer Project Gone To Waste?
High Springs' engineering firm, Jones Edmunds & Associates, terminated it's contracts with the city without explanation last week.
On Wednesday, the city signed on three new engineers and discussed their biggest project- the sewer system.
City commissioners voted to appeal the USDA's decision to withdraw $1.6 million in grant money back in November. The feds should have an answer for the city in two to three weeks.
Vice mayor Bob Barnas says the project must go on, with or without the USDA's money.
"We've got an issue with capacity, that means if there's a thousand users that are out there now, and our plant can only handle 1200, we can't add any more homes," he said.
The USDA money would come in the form of both a grant and a loan that would be paid back over 40 years.
High Springs should get word on a ruling from the USDA in two to three weeks.
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