City Council to discuss sewage plan and purchase of fire trucks

Midland City Council will discuss sewage treatment projects and the potential purchase of fire trucks on Monday.

The Board will meet at 6:00 p.m. on March 14 at Midland City Hall for a workshop session on the city’s planned Foundation Drain Disconnect Program (FDDP). The workshop will be followed by the regular council meeting at 7 p.m.

The FDDP would apply to around 370 homes for the pilot program in the Whitewood and Moorland districts of the city, and would be set up in the hope of reducing the amount of sewage backing up into people’s homes during floods.

This program is part of the city’s wastewater improvement plan, Concept Five.

At the regular meeting, council will also hold a public hearing regarding the potential purchase of three new fire trucks.

The combined cost of the trucks would be approximately $1.8 million. The resolution would also authorize City Manager Brad Kaye to approve purchase change orders not to exceed 5% of the total cost for any changes that may occur during the production process.

There will also be an update on the city’s curbside recycling program, with council voting on a resolution that would authorize city staff to research options for the future of the recycling program.

This may be either a continuation of contracted services or the city’s decision to recycle in-house.

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