Staff and trustees for the Town of Hotchkiss are working toward replacing one of the town's three water storage tanks within the next year, a project that will cost an estimated $1 million.
Town engineer Joanne Fagan presented the proposal at a June 8 public meeting.
Orchard City's water fund is the largest of the town's budget funds.
For 2017, an amount of just over $1 million in expenditures has been budgeted for the fund's operations and maintenance programs.
Hotchkiss Town Council learned at the Dec. 8 meeting that the Department of Local Affairs will amend its grant funding agreement for sewer projects, extending funding to January 31, 2018. Last year the town completed an in-town, $1.8 million sanitation line upgrade.
With the exception of a little bit of cleanup work, the upper Lamborn Mesa Water Treatment Plant Improvements Project is complete and the plant is online. At a March 25 special meeting, the Paonia Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution accepting completion of the facility, and approving final payments to contractors.
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