Oak Creek approved for water plant loan

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— Oak Creek took a huge step forward last week when it received word that it has been formally approved for a $981,000 loan for construction of a new water treatment plant.
Oak Creek Public Works Director Jim Photos said the new water treatment plant would be built "one way or another," but getting the loan from the state's Drinking Water Revolving Fund proves the town's commitment to the project and commitment to paying for it.
"In our request for the grant, we had to show that that we could pay off the full amount, and getting it says that we can continue finance it," Photos said.
Photos update the Oak Creek Town Board tonight on plans for the water treatment plant and the search for engineering firm to work on it. He will also answer questions any residents have about the project.
A committee has narrowed the pool of engineering applicants to three finalists, Photos said. The committee is composed of Photos, Water and Sewer Operator Stan Gale, newly appointed Trustee Jim Eskridge and Mayor Cargo Rodeman.
In choosing the engineer, Photos said the committee will look at several criteria, including service quality, cost, ability to handle public relations issues, commitment to the town and commitment to the project itself.
"We want them to keep working on our project, and follow up if there are any problems after it is complete," Photos said.
In other business:
The Town Board will discuss the annexation process for Rossi Meadow, which is being requested by Sierra View Development. The board has made several stipulations the developers will have to implement in their plans for a subdivision on the land, and the board will review those stipulations to make sure the town's needs are met, Town Clerk Nancy Crawford said.
Oak Creek could be getting a new place to buy fresh produce if the Town Board approves the conversion of the log home next to Fortune's Pizza and Subs into a commercial farmer's market.
The Town Board will consider a contract that stipulates paying Mayor Cargo Rodeman for writing future grants and organizing a town master plan.


Oak Creek Public Works Director Jim Photos said the new water treatment plant would be built "one way or another," but getting the loan from the state's Drinking Water Revolving Fund proves the town's commitment to the project and commitment to paying for it.

"In our request for the grant, we had to show that that we could pay off the full amount, and getting it says that we can continue finance it," Photos said.

Photos update the Oak Creek Town Board tonight on plans for the water treatment plant and the search for engineering firm to work on it. He will also answer questions any residents have about the project.

A committee has narrowed the pool of engineering applicants to three finalists, Photos said. The committee is composed of Photos, Water and Sewer Operator Stan Gale, newly appointed Trustee Jim Eskridge and Mayor Cargo Rodeman.

In choosing the engineer, Photos said the committee will look at several criteria, including service quality, cost, ability to handle public relations issues, commitment to the town and commitment to the project itself.

"We want them to keep working on our project, and follow up if there are any problems after it is complete," Photos said.

In other business:

The Town Board will discuss the annexation process for Rossi Meadow, which is being requested by Sierra View Development. The board has made several stipulations the developers will have to implement in their plans for a subdivision on the land, and the board will review those stipulations to make sure the town's needs are met, Town Clerk Nancy Crawford said.

Oak Creek could be getting a new place to buy fresh produce if the Town Board approves the conversion of the log home next to Fortune's Pizza and Subs into a commercial farmer's market.

The Town Board will consider a contract that stipulates paying Mayor Cargo Rodeman for writing future grants and organizing a town master plan.

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