Public Hearing, Coalmont Region Sewer District

Notice of Public Hearing Coalmont, Clay County

Intent to File a Petition to Form a Regional Sewer District

Notice is hereby given to property owners of Clay County, Indiana that the Clay County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider filing a Petition with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) seeking authority to establish a Regional Sewer District (RSD). The primary purpose of the RSD is to address an Agreed Order issued by IDEM for discharge of untreated and unpermitted wastewater directly to waters of the state in areas within the boundaries of the proposed district.

The meeting will be at 7:00p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the Lewis Township Fire Department, 6440 W. Public Road, Coalmont, Indiana 47845.

The proposed regional sewer district will generally encompass area of Lewis Township including the unincorporated community of Coalmont and extending south/southeast (south of CR 1400 S) along State Road 48 on the west end and the Indiana Rail Road corridor on the east end to the Clay County southern and eastern boundaries. A map of the proposed district will be available for viewing at the meeting and on file with the County Commissioners.

Preliminary recommended wastewater improvements as described in a completed Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) will be presented. The recommended improvements include a proposed low pressure sewer system with individual grinder pumps for wastewater collection in the immediate Coalmont area and regionalization with the City of Jasonville for wastewater treatment via a lift station and force main.

The project is planned to be funded with a combination of loans and grants from USDA Rural Development and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). The completed study will be updated to meet the funding requirements and will be presented in detail at a public hearing at a later date. Sanitary sewer improvements are not planned for all areas of the proposed district.

During the public meeting, the Clay County Board of Commissioners and their engineering consultant will discuss the need for the proposed sewer district and the anticipated project to achieve compliance with the Agreed Order with IDEM. There will be the opportunity for questions and comments from the public at this meeting. Participation is welcomed and encouraged

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 7:00pm