COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - It was a quick council meeting last night in Coldwater with 4 city council members absent. The majority of the discussion was about upcoming sanitary sewer repair projects. City consultant Jeff Brown said work the city completed last summer on Waterman Avenue was an example of how important it is that they stay ahead of the curve. Brown reported that if that line had collapsed, and it had already started to buckle in, pretty much every basement on the north side of Coldwater would have been full of sewage. However, that crisis was averted since the city was proactive and that sewer has been replaced.
Brown said next on the agenda is infrastructure on the northside including replacing the State Street pump station, which has a history of backups, the electrical is outdated, making it tough to find parts to do maintenance, and there are also corrosion issues. They will be applying for state revolving loan grant monies to pay for most of the projects, which also include parts of Montgomery and Morse streets. The project costs are estimated at 1.4 million dollars. Final plans are due this July with construction in the summer of 2014