Hayden Town Council to consider accepting grant
Funds would be used for wastewater study
January 20, 2011
Steamboat Springs — The Hayden Town Council is scheduled to consider tonight whether to accept a $10,000 grant from the Colorado Water Resources Power Development Authority.
The grant, which was awarded this month, will pay for most of the planning and design costs for a study to improve the process that takes treated wastewater from the plant to the Yampa River, Town Manager David Torgler said. He said the town likely would have to pay for part of the study.
Torgler said the state has issued a compliance order for Hayden to address the wastewater treatment process by 2013. He said there aren't any issues with the existing system, but because it's aging, it needs to be updated to comply with new standards.
Town Council members are required to approve a resolution accepting the grant to complete the agreement between Hayden and the state Water Resources Power Development Authority.
Torgler said after the study is completed, Hayden will have an estimate for the total cost of the updating project and a timeline for its completion.
In other action, the Town Council is scheduled to proclaim Friday as Chuck Grobe Day for his "countless hours of time and service" to Hayden, according to the agenda.
Grobe, who was elected mayor in November, stepped down from the Town Council about two weeks after the election because he and his family are moving to Craig. He served as a council member for more than 10 years after 20 years on the Hayden Planning Commission.
Also at the meeting tonight, which begins with staff reports at 7 p.m., Torgler will take his oath of office, which is required by Hayden's Home Rule Charter.