Township administration presented council with a report outlining both plans and a timeline schedule for expanding utility services to the municipality’s industrial business parks. The goal is to have construction begin on utility service expansion begin in 2021 during the summer season.
Council directed staff to prepare a request for proposals (RFP) for bids from consultant firms on designs and prices for the needed service expansion. Staff will present a report on the RFP result at a later council session along with recommendations on which firm may be best suited for the assignment.
Township staff are working on an updated business for expanding municipal water and sewer services to both the 417 Industrial Park and also to the section of the Village of Limoges which is located within Russell Township’s boundary. The business plan will include an analysis of both areas to indicate which would offer “the best return on investment” with expansion of municipal utilities for commercial and industrial growth.
The 2020 municipal already has money allocated for this study. But any recommended results for the RFP will require council reviewing financing options as the 2020 budget does not include funds for that.