On June 11, 2019 Sanitary Sewer District No. 543 was created by the City Council on January 22, 2019, via Ordinance No. 9721. Legal notice of the creation of the District was published in the Grand Island Independent on January 28, 2019, with notification being mailed to all involved property owners.
City Council continued the creation of Sanitary Sewer District No. 543 on March 12, 2019, via Resolution No. 2019-88, with only two (2) protests being filed against this district. These owners represented 158.49 front feet, or 5.20% of the total district frontage of 3,046.60 feet.
The boundary for the proposed district was selected in order to serve an area previously unserved that is located north of 4th Street, east of Congdon Avenue (see attached sketch). Sanitary sewer was requested in this area in 2003, and again in September 2017. The proposed district boundary would eliminate around fifteen (15) septic tanks and provide sanitary service to thirty-seven (37) lots. Of the fifteen (15) septic tanks at least three (3) may be in failure and discharging poorly treated waste directly to groundwater. There is a portion of this area that is not served by City water, and is operating private drinking water wells. It is advantageous to construct such sanitary sewer main now as there is Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding available for 2019, which will reduce the assessment amount for the property owners by about half.
On June 11, 2019, via Resolution No 2019-187 Grand Island City Council approved bid award with Starostka Group Unlimited, Inc. of Grand Island, Nebraska in the amount of $402,798. 85.