May 2, 2012 | LXXII, No. 5

Towns to meet on sewer plant project

A portion of the Coulee Dam and Elmer City councils will meet Friday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at Coulee Dam City Hall to discuss the new wastewater treatment plant project.

Mayor Quincy Snow asked that two council members from his public works committee free themselves up for the meeting.

The meeting was requested by Coulee Dam to update Elmer City on the progress of the wastewater treatment plant project.

Elmer City said the meeting was just between mayors Quincy Snow and Mary Jo Carey, two council members from each town and Jeff Stevens, from the engineering firm of Gray & Osborne, and was not a meeting open to the public.

Mayor Snow also stated that it wasn’t a public meeting since it was the two town’s public works committees meeting and not the whole councils.

Coulee Dam’s two public works committee members are councilmembers Bob Poch and Andy Trader. Councilmembers Larry Holford and Donna DeWinkler will represent Elmer City.

The meeting was called so Elmer City officials could get any questions they have answered directly by the engineering firm.

Questions were raised before Elmer City’s council recently by Coulee Dam citizen Greg Wilder about Coulee Dam’s billing practices for services rendered.

Also, Elmer City officials will be able to ask questions about the cost of the new treatment plant project and what portion they will have to pay.

While Wilder had encouraged Elmer City to have its lawyer present at any meeting, town Clerk Renée Tillman said she knew of no plan to do so.

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