Aquatics Center interim financing approved
The Cherokee City Council Tuesday approved a revised Wastewater Treatment Agreement between the City and the Cherokee County Solid Waste Commission for treatment of leachate from the landfill on Linden Street.
The agreement calls for the City to provide treatment of leachate to the Solid Waste Commission by use of its wastewater treatment facilities.
It also calls for no charge to the Commission for the City accepting the leachate unless the operation and maintenance costs increase significantly because of the treatment of the leachate. If those costs increase significantly, the parties agree on an increased rate to be charged to the Commission to properly reflect that increase.
If the parties cannot agree at that time, then the City or Commission can terminate the agreement in accordance with the terms of the original agreement.
In other action, the Council approved a $1,650,000 city Enterprise Revenue Capitol Loan Note Anticipation Project Note for the new Bacon Aquatic Center/Gillette Park project currently under way.
The loan represents interim financing for the project to cover construction expenses until the recorded pledges and donations come in during the next three to four years, as scheduled.
A scheduled progress report on the Bacon Aquatics Center/Gillette Park was not given due to inclement weather shutting the construction work down the past two weeks.
In a related matter in closed session at the conclusion of the meeting, the Council discussed the Parks & Recreation Department, and Bacon Aquatics Center staffing. No decisions were made regarding this matter.
The Council has been debating whether the Bacon Aquatics Center staffing will consist of full-time or seasonal employees.
The Council also approved a request to allow Lisa Mazurek to fill in for City Attorney Wally Miller, Jr. in his absence.
In disdaining a 25-percent cash match to authorize SIMPCO to complete a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan to be compliant with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the Council Okd a letter of support for SIMPCO to apply for a grant to write the plan.
In further action, the Council set future dates for budget workshops. Those workshops will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday, and 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30-Feb. 1. City department heads will be invited to attend one of the meetings.
The Council entered into closed session at the end of the agenda to discuss on-going labor negotiations.