Jackson Has New Sewer Plan!

Jackson Has New Sewer Plan!

The Jackson City Council has approved a new sewer management plan, part of the City's effort to avoid future fines from the State.  The Council unanimously approved the plan, which outlines how the City is to run its waste-water plant and handle a variety of events, including spills.   Earlier this year, the City of Jackson settled with the State Water Quality Control Board for various violations at its sewer plant, paying the State almost $150,000 in fines.   Adopting a new management plan, which runs for five years, was a requirement of the settlement agreement.    In other business, the Council voted to increase fees at the city pool.   Swimmers over 12 years old will now pay $3.25 for a day pass, as well as increases for swimming lessons and season passes.  The increase will pay for increased salaries of pool workers, who will see their pay increase due to a rise in the minimum wage.   Finally the Council approved a trio of items related to energy efficiency, approving the Figtree PACE program in the city, which allows homeowners to finance energy efficiency home improvements and repay the loans through their property taxes.  The Council also approved a proclamation promoting awareness of the City's energy plan and participating in the State Beacon program, which recognizes efforts to increase energy efficiency.

 

Written by Craig Baracco

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