cloudy
Tuesday September 1st, 2015 6:07AM

Flowery Branch City Council approves $1.5 million loan for water/sewer plant

By Brian Stewart Reporter
FLOWERY BRANCH - At its meeting Thursday night, Flowery Branch City Council unanimously approved taking out a $1.5 from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority to increase the capacity and phosphorous load of the city's water plant.<br /> <br /> It's a 20 year loan at 1.4%, and the rest of the $2,295,225 total cost will be paid out of SPLOST VI and local funds.<br /> <br /> "We're going to move the phosphorous load that's in Cinnamon Cove into our plant in order to expand the plant into a larger sewer plant," said City Manager Bill Andrew.<br /> <br /> He said that in order for the city to stop the discharge from Cinnamon Cove into Lake Lanier, the city will have to move that water into its own plant.<br /> <br /> "Once we combine our phosphorous loads, we'll be able to put more treated lake water into Lanier," said Andrew.<br /> <br /> Construction on the project is tentatively scheduled to begin in January 2015, and should be completed by June 2017.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 8 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 8 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 8 months ago )
Local/State News
Committee leaves transportation funding to lawmakers
Georgia will have to cover a $1 billion to $1.5 billion transportation funding gap to stay economically competitive, a committee of lawmakers is warning in a report issued Tuesday.
5:36AM ( 8 months ago )
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 8 months ago )
Politics
Ga. police officer shot after responding to wrong home
A police officer was shot and critically wounded Monday when he responded to a call of a suspicious person and showed up at the wrong house, authorities said.
By Associated Press
5:21AM ( 46 minutes ago )
Hall Co. commissioner confirms Ashley Madison account
A Hall County Commissioner confirmed Monday that his information was part of a data dump of Georgia Ashley Madison customers - a website that is known for assisting users in finding extramarital affairs.
By AccessWDUN Staff
7:15PM ( 10 hours ago )
Georgia lawmaker says he had account on cheating website
A state lawmaker from Macon says he had an account on the cheating website Ashley Madison.
4:48PM ( 13 hours ago )
Qualifiers trickling in for local municipal elections
Qualifying is underway in several municipal elections in Hall County, and as of Monday afternoon, a few names have officially been added to the mix.
By AccessWDUN Staff
4:25PM ( 13 hours ago )
Flowery Branch considers a ban on panhandling and "urban camping"
Flowery Branch city councils will consider an ordinance Thursday that would ban "urban camping and panhandling" in the city.
2:16PM ( 15 hours ago )