October 21, 2014

BOCC approves sewers

Mark Taylor
mtaylor@gardnernews.com
Gardner Lake residents will soon have access to sanitary sewers.
Johnson County commissioners voted Sept. 15 enlarge the Consolidated Main Sewer District and the Consolidated Lateral Sewer District and the creation of Lateral Sewer District No. 1 to serve  about 279 homes in the area.
The $8.3 million sewer project could begin in 2013 and be completed by 2014.
The proposed sewer district would consist of 279 homes on 84.3 acres at Gardner Lake, between 151st and 162nd streets at Gardner Road.
The construction cost is expected to be paid for with $6.6 in special assessments on properties in the district and $2.1 million on the Johnson County Wastewater capital improvement funds.
The project qualifies for a State Revolving Fund Loan with a 40 percent principle forgiveness.
The principle
forgiveness would apply to portions funded by the property owners and the Consolidated Main Sewer District’s capital improvement fund.
A petition to provide sewer service to Gardner Lake was circulated and signed by 66 percent of property owners in Gardner Lake earlier this year.
The district will connect to the Kill Creek Pump Station on 159th Street.
Included in the proposed new sewer district are new low pressure mains and grinder pumps for homeowners who choose to join the sewer district.
The construction cost is expected to be paid for with $6.6 in special assessments on properties in the district and $2.1 million on the Johnson County Wastewater capital improvement funds.
The project qualifies for a State Revolving Fund Loan with a 40 percent principle forgiveness.
The principle forgiveness would apply to portions funded by the property owners and the Consolidated Main Sewer District’s capital improvement fund.
A petition to provide sewer service to Gardner Lake was circulated and signed by 66 percent of property owners in Gardner Lake earlier this year.
The petition followed two public informational meetings held in March and April.

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