Water Districts #7.8.&9 have been formally established. Grant and bond funding has been obtained for both Water Districts #7 and 9.
Advertising for bids for the construction of the waterline for Water District # 7, Norway Road, will be going out in the near future and construction should begin in September.
Water District #8 is still waiting for grant funding from USDA Rural Development.
Water update 1/7/17
The Town Supervisor received a commitment letter from USDA Rural Development December 29,2016 for grant money and a loan at a 1.375% interest rate for public water for Water District #7, Norway Rd. The time line for installation of the water line on Norway Rd. is on tract to start this spring.
The Town Supervisor has also secured a $150,000 SAMS grant for public water on Creek Rd.(Water District#9). This water line will connect Water District #7, Norway Rd. to Water District #8, Creek/Kendall Rds. This connection will complete a loop of public water.
The Town Board is still waiting for grant funding to be secured for Water District #8. The next application to be submitted to USDA Rural Development will be for a grant for public water serving West Kendall Rd.
Water Update 04/06/2016
The Town’s engineering firm LaBella Associates has submitted to USDA Rural Development preliminary applications for both Norway Road and Kendall/Creek Roads. The Town is waiting for a reply from Rural Development for the next step in the process to obtain the grants for water. If all goes according to the time table set up by Labella, ground-breaking would begin in May of 2017.
Water Update 12/16/2015
The Town Board continues to navigate through the governmental process to apply for grant money from USDA Rural Development for new water districts for Norway and Kendall/Creek Roads.
Well surveys have been completed for the proposed water districts and a letter composed by LaBella Associates to USDA Rural Development outlined Â the need for public water on those roads because of bacterial and chemical issues with the wells that were tested.
LaBella Associates has asked the Highway Superintendent to dig test holes on Norway and Kendall Roads. The results of the test holes will help to determine the ease or difficulty in digging trenches for the new water lines.
West Kendall Road residents are currently having their wells tested. Results will be forwarded to USDA Rural Development.
The Town Board has been working very diligently with LaBella Engineering Associates exploring where the next water district(s) could be established. After much research and discussion, it was determined that portions of Norway, Kendall, and Creek roads would be the best roads to start with. Income surveys were sent out to these roads. LaBella Associates determined from the results of these surveys that portions of Norway Rd. Kendall Road and Creek Road would be eligible to apply for grants from USDA Rural Development and they have submitted the survey results to USDA Rural Development for consideration and acceptance for two proposed water districts. One district would be portions of Norway Rd. and the other district would be portions of Kendall Rd. and portions of Creek Rd.
West Kendall Road has also provided income surveys to LaBella Associates and we anticipate favorable acceptance of these surveys by Rural Development too.
USDA Rural Developments grant limitations will determine when and where the next water districts can be established.
The Town Board continues to focus on obtaining public water to Kendall residents who want and need water.