PLAIN CITY — Council members approved a study for the sewer and storm drain master plan following a public hearing on the issue.
The city will spend approximately $14,000 to pay for the storm portion of the study and $16,000 for the sewer collections and treatments portion of the study.
Wasatch Civil Engineering will perform the study, Mayor Jay Jenkins said.
“Storm and sanitary sewer are both our responsibility,” said Councilman Brent White, “One of the issues is we do collect impact fees on the systems that are designated to capital improvements. The study facts anticipate what those projects are going to cost.”
White said it has been 20 years since the city has had a study on the sewer and storm drains, so any study they have is no longer valid.
“They project this through the whole city, so we are not overcharging for the impact fee,” said Councilman Bruce Higley.
Jenkins said the city has been working through the master plan and has already done work on the sewer ponds on the treatment side of things. He said improvements on the collection side and lift stations will all be incorporated into the master plan of Plain City.
White said the city needs to look into the facilities it currently has and evaluate their current condition and the needs for Plain City systems that will occur in the future.
Council members voted to amend the city ordinance so they could use impact fee funds to pay for the study. They also approved Wasatch Civil Engineering to do the study, which is not to exceed a total of $30,000 in costs.