Brandon sewer plan on holdOne of the three phases of the proposed Central Lakes Region Sanitary District has been put on hold – for now.
By: Mike Enright, Alexandria Echo Press
One of the three phases of the proposed Central Lakes Region Sanitary District has been put on hold – for now.
At a special board meeting Monday, CLRSD officials decided to continue “exploring engineering and financing options” for phase two, which includes the Brandon lakes area, of the planned $53 million sewage and waste water treatment plant.
Phases one and three of the project, comprising the Lobster Lake, Lake Miltona and Lake Irene areas, will go ahead as scheduled.
Recently receiving final approval by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the board plans to solicit bids this fall for those two parts of the project.
Phases one and three can move forward because they have already secured funding packages, said CLRSD board member Jerry Haggenmiller.
“We don’t have money lined up for Brandon [yet],” he said. “As of yesterday’s board decision, they are still part of central lakes, and we are going to continue working to get them included … just on a different timeline as the other two districts.”
Another meeting about the Brandon portion of the project, hosted by the Big Chippewa, Whiskey and Devils lakes Sewer Stoppers, is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Saturday at the Brandon school gym.