wastewater treatment plant

Greenville City Council seeks low-interest loans, grants as wastewater project costs balloon

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City's $22 million project has risen to projected $33 million 

Three years ago, this city embarked upon one of the largest municipal projects in its history — a multi-million dollar project featuring both renovation and expansion of the wastewater treatment plant. 

However, now three years into that endeavor, the costs for the project have ballooned to a point that the city is seeking alternative financing in the form of a potential low-interest loan. 

Contractor airs grievances with Belding City Council

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Davis Construction VP questions costs, timeline and bid process

A general contractor that was passed over in a bid for building the new Belding wastewater treatment plant had some comments to make to the City Council.

During the Nov. 1 meeting, Rob Kalniak, vice president of Davis Construction, took the podium during public comment to voice his displeasure with City Manager Jon Stoppels’ recommendation to the council to choose the bid from Fleis & Vandenbrink over bids from Davis Construction and Williams & Works.

Belding council hears options for wastewater treatment plant

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City Council members have some choices to make on the next steps toward the goal of updating the wastewater treatment plant.

At their Sept. 6 meeting, council members heard another update from Scott Hall, an engineer at Fleis & VandenBrink, the firm heading the project.

Belding moving forward with wastewater plant

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New $37 million wastewater treatment plant to replace 57-year old lagoon system

After 57 years of utilizing a lagoon system to handle the community’s wastewater, time has caught up with that system of management.

Due to a multitude of problems, ranging from performance issues to mechanical equipment failure and excessive accumulation of biosolids, Belding must now implement an expensive solution to address a situation 60 years in the making.