GLADSTONE — A $770,004 state grant that will fund the creation of plans to manage Gladstone’s stormwater and wastewater infrastructure as well as pay for a study to update the city’s wastewater plant were accepted by commissioners during their regular meeting Monday.
Commissioners unanimously approved a Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant agreement with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s Michigan Finance Authority which the city initially applied for four years ago, explained Eric Buckman, Gladstone’s water/wastewater superintendent.
Buckman said Gladstone won the SAW Grant “lottery” and was among the municipalities that were computer-picked to be awarded funds this year. A 10 percent match of $85,556 required from the city brings the total project funds to $855,560.
The grant monies are earmarked for three plans, which will be created during a three-year period by the engineering firm C2AE, explained Buckman.