Across the county, cities are preparing for projects ranging from water treatment to road work.
Paperwork has been filed for a grant to continue to develop the basement of Cottonwood City Hall for use as a senior center. Last year, the city upgraded its chambers and modernized its meeting room, and now plans to improve the kitchen, bathrooms and basement access.
A $50,000 grant would help fix Ferdinand’s Railroad Avenue if it goes through during the coming year. The city had no major projects last year, city clerk Angie Riener said.
“This past year we finished up our big project at the wastewater plant,” Grangeville city clerk Tonya Kennedy said. “The upcoming year, we don’t have much budgeted. In water, we are replacing some discharge lines and in sewer we have the possibility of getting a grant to do some Three-Mile Creek renovation.”
In Kooskia, some sidewalk repair and ramps were done last year and some additional ramps may be added during the upcoming year, so as to keep the city up-to-date with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements.
No major projects are on the radar in Riggins. The city moved to increase monthly sewer and water fees last year.
In May, voters approved a $750,000 bond measure to address a wastewater system problem; the sewer and water project will move forward next year.
In May, voters approved a $2.5 million bond measure to fund wastewater system improvements, but the wastewater treatment project may be delayed until 2016.