Ledge probing was successfully conducted the week of June 19th and the engineering team at Stone Environmental will be analyzing the data to refine the layout and path of the underground piping in the proposed service area as it leads from the Common area to the in-ground drip dispersal field in the North East Corner of Maple Shade Town Forest (see Google Earth Image below, showing the general area of the disposal field, indicated by arrow pointing to the mowed outline in the field). This information is key to estimating the cost to construct and long-term operation and maintenance cost estimates. Due to Statutory requirements, to enable a November 7, 2023 vote; time for formulating bond language and providing the required time of Public Warning and public meetings and hearings will require this information by mid-August. The Planning Commission and the Selectboard will be monitoring progress through July, aiming to achieve the goal.
Stone Environmental Inc will begin processing the information collected in May and June with ongoing follow-up with potential users.
The Planning Commission and the Selectboard are working collaboratively on creating language for a proposed bond, creating language for a proposed ordinance, and refining cost and funding estimates, all with the hope of being able to have a bond vote in November. Additional information will be forthcoming in the next couple of months as it develops. The Wastewater Outreach Committee has proposed a communication schedule for a number of public engagement opportunities that align with the time-frame of the anticipated design and cost information taking shape in Mid-August and holding a vote in November. More information to come.
header photo by Amber Haller
News and updates about the Wasterwater Project from the Planning Commission and Outreach team.