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Brownton City Council updated on street, utility project at workshop

After a year or more of hammering out financing for its street and utility project, the city of Brownton may finally be able to put the project out for bids late this year.
The City Council met with John Rodeberg and Chris Knutsen of Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., (SEH), its consulting engineers, in a workshop session prior to its regular meeting Tuesday, March 7.
To qualify for Rural Development funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the city had to put together a comprehensive plan for improvements, which include underground utility improvements, and work on its water treatment facility, water tower and lift stations.
The total estimated cost for these improvements comes to about $8.37 million, of which about $721,000 will be funded through a Rural Development grant, $1.34 million from a wastewater infrastructure fund (WIF) grant, $5.3 million from a low-interest loan from Rural Development, and just over $1 million  from a city bond.

Read the full story in the March 15 edition of The McLeod County Chronicle.