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1 Floyd County Board of Commissioners Special Town Hall Meeting Topic: Update on status of Georgetown WWTP

2 Agenda Agenda Introduction and Opening Statements Introduction and Opening Statements Presentation – County efforts regarding project Presentation – County efforts regarding project Questions and Answers Questions and Answers Closing Remarks Closing Remarks

3 Why is the County involved in the project? Why is the County involved in the project? To ensure the long-range development of Edwardsville and Georgetown areas compatible with long-range community plans To ensure the long-range development of Edwardsville and Georgetown areas compatible with long-range community plans To create a coordinated community effort that would provide a viable solution for all parties involved. To create a coordinated community effort that would provide a viable solution for all parties involved.

4 County’s Historical Involvement County’s Historical Involvement July 2005 – Spoke with Georgetown regarding sewer capacity – told staying with NA 500,000 gallons for comprehensive plan July 2005 – Spoke with Georgetown regarding sewer capacity – told staying with NA 500,000 gallons for comprehensive plan June Georgetown proposed annexation of O’Brien site June Georgetown proposed annexation of O’Brien site January 2007 – Town submitted pre-application for zoning change January 2007 – Town submitted pre-application for zoning change August 2007 – Town submitted full application for re-zoning August 2007 – Town submitted full application for re-zoning

5 County’s Historical Involvement Continued November 2007 – County Plan Commission and County Commissioners rejected proposed zoning change November 2007 – County Plan Commission and County Commissioners rejected proposed zoning change April 2008 – Town filed suit against County regarding ability of municipalities to place plants 10 miles outside boundary April 2008 – Town filed suit against County regarding ability of municipalities to place plants 10 miles outside boundary October 2008 – Settlement agreement signed by County Commissioners, Town and County Council October 2008 – Settlement agreement signed by County Commissioners, Town and County Council

6 What are the County’s responsibilities in the agreement? What are the County’s responsibilities in the agreement? Secure up to $1.4 million in USDA loan for permissible costs associated with loan. Those cost are: Secure up to $1.4 million in USDA loan for permissible costs associated with loan. Those cost are: 1. Reversal of directional flow from lift stations 2. Construction of additional sewage and effluent lines 3. Engineering and design costs 4. Site acquisition costs

7 What are the Town obligations under the contract? What are the Town obligations under the contract? Georgetown shall construct a sewage treatment plant at the Alternative Site at such a location as Georgetown shall select, to be owned and operated by Georgetown and the same shall be compatible with all Floyd County related land use plans, Georgetown shall construct a sewage treatment plant at the Alternative Site at such a location as Georgetown shall select, to be owned and operated by Georgetown and the same shall be compatible with all Floyd County related land use plans, Option given to County to accept $350,000 or O'Brien property once Rural Development loan has been closed Option given to County to accept $350,000 or O'Brien property once Rural Development loan has been closed

8 How can the agreement be terminated? How can the agreement be terminated? New Albany fails to amend rate agreement signed by Town and City in 2006 New Albany fails to amend rate agreement signed by Town and City in 2006 Floyd County is unable to get Rural Development financing Floyd County is unable to get Rural Development financing Georgetown is unable to get required permitting Georgetown is unable to get required permitting Georgetown fails to get needed approval through Floyd County Zoning Georgetown fails to get needed approval through Floyd County Zoning

9 Elements of the Rural Development Loan Elements of the Rural Development Loan Loan Application Loan Application Environmental Review Environmental Review Financial Review Financial Review Site Acquisition Site Acquisition Preliminary Engineering Preliminary Engineering

10 Loan Application Loan Application County and Town are co-applicants due to Town ownership and operation of the plant facility. County will pay for loan. County and Town are co-applicants due to Town ownership and operation of the plant facility. County will pay for loan. Application form submitted March 20, 2009 Application form submitted March 20, 2009

11 Rural Development Loan Rural Development Loan Four Phase process Four Phase process Site Control Established Site Control Established Preliminary Engineering Report Preliminary Engineering Report Financial Data Financial Data Regulatory Signatures Regulatory Signatures Before closing loan, Bidding will take place and Bid for the work associated with the County’s portion will be awarded. Before closing loan, Bidding will take place and Bid for the work associated with the County’s portion will be awarded. Upon award, the loan closing will take place Upon award, the loan closing will take place

12 Financing Plan Financing Plan United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, Community Facilities Loan Rural Development, Community Facilities Loan Term – 40 years Term – 40 years Rate – (currently) Rate – (currently) County to use Riverboat funds as payment County to use Riverboat funds as payment

13 Site Acquisition Site Acquisition County provided Town with 15 sites in May Town paired sites to 4 sites in October All sites would be compatible with Floyd County Land Use Planning documents. County provided Town with 15 sites in May Town paired sites to 4 sites in October All sites would be compatible with Floyd County Land Use Planning documents. Town had identified four sites for appraisal in February Town had identified four sites for appraisal in February Process must follow Uniform Relocation Act (URA) to obtain federal loan funds and be eligible for additional grant funds Process must follow Uniform Relocation Act (URA) to obtain federal loan funds and be eligible for additional grant funds A land option on the selected property is necessary. A land option on the selected property is necessary. Associated site acquisition are eligible costs for reimbursement through loan Associated site acquisition are eligible costs for reimbursement through loan

14 What other actions has the County assisted in this project? What other actions has the County assisted in this project? Introduced grant writing/administration agency River Hills to process to expedite potential funding sources Introduced grant writing/administration agency River Hills to process to expedite potential funding sources Identification and explored EDA, CFF, and stimulus funding for possible funding Identification and explored EDA, CFF, and stimulus funding for possible funding Submission of Congressional Appropriation request for $800,000 Submission of Congressional Appropriation request for $800,000 Assisted with collection of income surveys to assist in the CFF process in County areas and Town areas Assisted with collection of income surveys to assist in the CFF process in County areas and Town areas Estimated County staff has spent 700 work hours on this community project in last 14 months Estimated County staff has spent 700 work hours on this community project in last 14 months

15 Environmental Review Environmental Review Nine federal and state agencies have to respond Nine federal and state agencies have to respond Seven agencies have responded – no negative statements Seven agencies have responded – no negative statements Waiting for DNR –Water comments and SHPO final letter Waiting for DNR –Water comments and SHPO final letter State Historic Preservation Office has requested an archaeological reconnaissance on the selected site State Historic Preservation Office has requested an archaeological reconnaissance on the selected site

16 Financial Review Financial Review Financial data has been submitted to Rural Development Office Financial data has been submitted to Rural Development Office Remaining assurances and loan paperwork will be processed once preliminary engineering report has been submitted Remaining assurances and loan paperwork will be processed once preliminary engineering report has been submitted

17 Preliminary Engineering Report Preliminary Engineering Report Town engineer met with USDA representative and County Planner in November 2009 regarding PER and Rural Development requirements Town engineer met with USDA representative and County Planner in November 2009 regarding PER and Rural Development requirements

18 Present status Present status Rural Development loan application can not move forward until the Town has moved forward on the following: Rural Development loan application can not move forward until the Town has moved forward on the following: Site acquisition Site acquisition Town will need to obtain an option on property Town will need to obtain an option on property Property will need to go through Floyd County Planning and Zoning Property will need to go through Floyd County Planning and Zoning Preliminary Engineering Report Preliminary Engineering Report Submitted to Rural Development for review once site has been controlled Submitted to Rural Development for review once site has been controlled Environmental Review Environmental Review Archaeological Reconnaissance needed once site has been controlled for SHPO response Archaeological Reconnaissance needed once site has been controlled for SHPO response Financial Financial Rural Development office will submit needed loan documents once PER and Site Acquisition has been resolved Rural Development office will submit needed loan documents once PER and Site Acquisition has been resolved

19 County will be establishing a link on County website County will be establishing a link on County website Link will allow community residents to check in to view status of project Link will allow community residents to check in to view status of project Link is: Link is: Go to County Office icon and select Planner Go to County Office icon and select Planner Icon labeled – Georgetown WWTP project Icon labeled – Georgetown WWTP project Status will be updated weekly regarding progress Status will be updated weekly regarding progress


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