Herald JournalHerald Journal, Nov. 10, 2003

No decison on proposed Albion wastewater plant

By Julie Yurek

The proposed Annandale-Maple Lake wastewater treatment plant in Albion Township is at a standstill.

A motion to approve the plant failed 4-3 at the Wright County Planning and Zoning Committee meeting Oct. 30, said Planning and Zoning administrator Tom Salkowski.

The issue was continued for further consideration to Thursday, Nov. 20, the next planning and zoning meeting, he said.

The plant, if built, will serve the cities of Annandale and Maple Lake, with the water going south via Wolf Creek to the North Fork of the Crow River, eventually emptying into the Mississippi River.

Committee members need more time to digest the information regarding Middleville and Marysville township residents' complaints about discharge water causing flooding, Salkowski said.

Although the plant would be located in Albion, the discharge water would run into Middleville and Marysville townships.

It was suggested at the meeting that the discharged water be piped directly to the Crow River outlet, Salkowski said.

The proposed plant will cost an estimated $9.2 million.

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