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Sewer constructed for Robin Run opens up more room for development

Jul 12, 2018

By Grace King, Mt. Pleasant News

 

The construction of a public sewer for the Robin Run development, which sits on 10 acres of property along Iris Street and E. Linden Drive, will open up even more land for development.

During a city council meeting on Wednesday, July 11, the council approved the acquisition of a utility easement to build the public sewer. The city is contributing $60,000 toward the cost of constructing the public sewer to serve the development.

Mt. Pleasant residents Jeff and Lori Greiner agreed to an easement with the city to have the public sewer be built along their property. “(We) found this to be cheapest with the most potential to open up additional land for development,” City Administrator Brent Schleisman said.

The Greiners will be given three sewer taps as compensation for the easement. They will still have to file a permit with the city for the sewer taps.

The Mt. Pleasant City Council also approved an amendment to increase the Des Moines County Regional Landfill Commission fee 10 cents.

The amendment is not optional unless the city wants to take on that extra 10 cents per customer per month, Schleisman said. The council waived the second and third reading of the amendment.

This brings the fee from Des Moines County Regional Landfill Commission from $3.65 to $3.75 a month.

The third amendment was approved by the council for an Engineering Service Agreement with Shive-Hattery to begin the planning of decommissioning the northeast Lagoon that pumps waste back to the SBR Plant. This is the second to last project on the wastewater treatment plant. Shive Hattery created the preliminary plan and study on the project. It will eventually pump waste back to the Jay Street sewer, which is currently under construction.

The amendment was approved on recommendation by the Sanitation Committee.

Upcoming improvements to the Aquatic Center were discussed with a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m. Bid letting will be held Aug. 2.

In other news, the council officially sold two parcels of North Porter Street to adjoining property owners for $320 each. This section of street right of way goes from E. Henry north to the railroad tracks, which will never be opened. There were no public comments received.

The council passed a routine resolution approving an internal advance from sales tax to capital project funds to pay for the N. Iris Street Recreation trail.

Mayor Steve Brimhall was not present at this meeting.

The next Mt. Pleasant City Council meeting is Wednesday, July 25.

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