Securing grant funding for expansion of Charles City’s drinking water plant is the focus of a public hearing during tonight’s regular City Council meeting.
The “clearwell” on the city’s north side currently has a capacity of 500,000 gallons of water. The City would like to increase that to 1.5 million gallons with the help of a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) of $600,000. The Northeast Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG) is writing the city’s grant application, a process that includes the public hearing. The council could then approve NIACOG to complete an environmental assessment of the project that is expected to cost over $5 million.
The agenda also includes consideration of approval of a tentative collective bargaining agreement between the police department union and the City. A separate resolution to consider changes to salaries for police captains and lieutenants is also slated for discussion and possible action.
The meeting starts at 6 p.m. tonight at City Hall.