Purdy public hearing will focus on bond issue

Monday, May 24, 2010

The City of Purdy will host a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at the Purdy Community Center to discuss the upcoming June 8 ballot issue.

Purdy voters are being asked to approve a $2.5 bond issue to finance sewer improvements that are being mandated by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

At the hearing, city officials and engineers with Allgeier-Martin will be in attendance to answer questions about the proposed sewer project. Bruce Hively with the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development program also will be present to help explain funding options available if the bond passes.

According to information provided by the city, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) may force the city to rebuild its wastewater system and land application system without financial assistance if voters fail to pass the bond issue. With passage of the ballot issue, the city will be able to pursue grants and other government resources to cover the cost.

The hearing is open to the public, and all citizens are encouraged to attend.

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