Selectmen’s Yarmouth Council to hear the new wastewater treatment plan on Tuesday


The Yarmouth board tonight will hear details of the steps the city needs to take to move forward with building its own wastewater treatment plant without help from neighboring towns.

City administrator Robert Whritenour said staff will brief council on the implications of the city’s return to the city’s original plan to build a wastewater treatment plant in Yarmouth, including the effects of the course change on the cost and schedule of the project.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Yarmouth Town Hall Courtroom, located in the Town Hall Basement at 1146 Route 28 in South Yarmouth.

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One of the most important goals of the meeting will be to ensure that the selected men have the information they need to place items related to the massive infrastructure project on the mandate of the fall city meeting. , which according to the chairman of the board of the selected men, Mark Forest, is tentatively scheduled for the last week of October.

Voters in city assemblies will likely be asked to approve funding for the design of the wastewater treatment plant and approve the creation of a corporate wastewater fund that would help finance the project.

Selectmen will likely vote on adding any wastewater-related item to the municipal assembly’s mandate in the coming weeks.

“Getting all of this information is essential,” said Whritenour. “What is the revised service plan? What are the revised costs? What is the revised schedule? This is information to support their decision making on next steps.

Forest said that once elected officials are informed, the city will redouble its efforts to educate the public about the new plan, which ties at least part of construction to upcoming Massachusetts Department of Transportation work on Highway 28.

“Our goal is to start installing sewer lines in 2023, at the same time as MassDOT is working on Route 28,” Forest said.

Contact Jeannette Hinkle at [email protected]


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