He additionally stated he expects the challenge to happen within the subsequent two or three years. The timing would match with research to organize the challenge design which can be going down now, he stated.
Buescher stated the IEPA ought to notify the town inside a yr of whether or not it qualifies for the mortgage funds, at which period the town may decide on learn how to proceed.
The mortgage utility could be topic to what’s generally known as a “again door” referendum.
The query would not routinely be topic to a referendum however would go on the poll if a petition with a minimum of 10% of Charleston registered votes is filed with the town.
The petition deadline could be 30 days after a newspaper authorized discover is printed, which has to happen inside 10 days of the council’s vote.
Buescher stated he is studied metropolis water and sewer income projections for the subsequent 10 years and a “very conservative” outlook exhibits no extra fee improve wanted for the wastewater plant challenge.
The council’s assembly is scheduled for six:30 p.m. Tuesday in Metropolis Corridor, 520 Jackson Ave., however with restricted public attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic.