Pine Grove Scales Back Sewer Project
Doug Brake, a mechanical engineer for Swiss Valley Associates, Inc., presented a draft facilities plan-a general planning document-of the sewer improvements project to those few present at the public meeting held Aug. 11, 6:30 p.m., in Pine Grove. During the meeting Scott Hicks and Eric Fecat of Belomar Regional Council had the sewer board sign grant documents pertaining to the project.
As Brake explained, the original plan of the project was to provide a design for the whole town’s upgrade. However it was revealed the grant money the town is receiving will not be sufficient for the planned design. Therefore the sewer board rescinded the change order they’d made previously pertaining to the design and have agreed to reduce the amount of the design to around 60 percent so that funds can be better allotted to the construction. Brake commented more design work can be established if the sewer board chooses to continue upgrading in the future.