$19 Million Check
for Sewer Districts
Eliminate 2,000 Septic Systems
Special to Sussex County Online
GEORGETOWN -- Sussex County Council accepted a check for more than $19 million to help in the creation of several sewer districts in the county at its regular meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2000.
Nicholas A. DiPasquale, secretary of DNREC, and John Carney, a representative of the Delaware Wastewater Facilities Advisory Council, presented the check to council and said the money will make it possible to eliminate 2,133 septic systems and prevent the necessity to build septic systems in the future.
DiPasquale said this project will prevent an estimated 38,500 pounds of nitrogen from finding its way into the lower Indian River, Indian River Bay and Rehoboth Bay every year.
The money, which consists of a $5.4 million grant and a $13.7 million loan, will be used for the creation of the Holts Landing and Cedar Neck Sewer Districts and the financing of the Ocean View Expansion of the Bethany Beach Sanitary Sewer District, and related regional facility upgrades.
The loan is financed for 20 years at 1.5 percent interest. The total cost of the projects, including other funding sources from the county and the Rural Development loan/grant combination, is $26.855 million ($3.1 million for Holts Landing, $11.5 million for Cedar Neck, $8.05 million for Ocean View, and $4.2 million for the related upgrades).
The Ellendale Sanitation Sewer District discussion scheduled for the May 9 meeting was postponed until all parties could attend.EPA Honoring Wastewater Facility
The council gave permission to bid a contract that would bring C-130 E-K airplanes to Sussex County Airport for repairs and resales of trade-in planes from the United Kingdom and Australia.
John Kenny, General Manager of the Harvey O. & Vera Patrick Family Foundation, Inc., and Frank B. Calio, Director of Sussex County Economic Development and Industrial Airpark, will make the bid that could bring the planes to Sussex County as early as June 12, 2000.
The planes are built by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation of Atlanta, according to Calio. He said Lockheed is looking for a safe hard surface storage facility for the planes until they are sold.
Stickels said the 7 to 20 planes could be stored on the airport's abandoned runway for at least two years or until new construction begins on the runway. The county will receive $150 per plane per month if the bid is accepted.In Other News, Council ...
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