The Richmond Council heard an update on the new wastewater treatment plant Tuesday night.  Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Ron Brohammer:

Ron Brohammer

The project is broken into two plan sets.  Plan A includes the plant itself and a pump station at the north plant.  “That bid is on the street and we’re just thrilled with that,” said Brohammer.

Plan set B addresses the force main and the equalization at the south plant.  The City has to wrap up some issues with the USDA before putting it out to bid, which could happen next week.

The City has been planning this project for the past three years.  Brohammer says physical work on the project could begin as early as July.

An update on the Safe Routes to School project was presented Tuesday night.  The project has been off an on again for the past three years, but will likely be completed by the time school starts next fall.

Council also swore in Deanna Guy as a new Councilperson and voted Tom Williams as the Mayor Pro Tem.

Council met for a work session one hour prior to the regular meeting.  At that time, Council discussed a synthetic cannibinoid ordinance.  Brohammer said they will likely bring it forward at their next meeting.  If passed, it would establish that synthetic cannibinoids and K-2 are illegal and similar to other drugs.  Council also discussed issues with the high service pump at the water plant.  Council will probably put out bids for new equipment.  They also heard a presentation from Troy Nash, of the Zimmer and Associates, regarding economic development in the area.