A $79,000 grant awarded to the Town of Cedaredge for its sewage treatment plant design work will not be coming through after all, the trustees were told on Oct. 18.
The grant awarded from the Colorado Water Quality Improvement Fund was announced last month and reported in the DCI.
It has been rescinded because of an accounting error on the part of the agency, a division of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The town has asked for a letter explaining in detail the mistake that prompted the false award and subsequent reversal. The accounting error in the state fund eliminated Cedaredge's grant which had been prioritized at number seven. The town's money was eliminated when the list of grantees was shortened to five.
There will be an as yet undetermined setback in the sewer treatment plant project because of the snafu, said Dave Smith, public works director. The town has also made some preliminary budget calculations for next year based on the grant.
A separate grant for the sewer plant project, a DOLA grant of $20,000 for sewer plant site studies, is still good, Smith said. An initial report looking at seven or eight possible locations for the sewer plant is expected to be available soon, Smith said. Some available property west of Highway 65 is being looked at, as well as a site at the golf course grounds maintenance area, he added.blog comments powered by Disqus