IVESDALE — Village officials are moving forward with plans for a water system project.
The village board voted this week to have engineer Tom Overmyer of Phoenix Consulting Engineers begin design engineering on the water treatment plant and water lines.
Overmyer reported that a Community Development Assistance Program grant application for design engineering had been denied because Ivesdale's median income level was too high. He recommended that the village apply for a public facilities construction grant, which is also administered through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. That grant would require a 25-percent match from the village.
"Basically if we put a project together and get it submitted, they're going to fund it," Overmyer said. "It's pretty much a slam dunk."
The cost of design engineering for the water plant through February 2014 is estimated at $48,500. Overmyer's services would include preparing a contract and bidding documents and submitting plans and specifications to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Construction would start in 2015.
The total project cost is estimated at $582,000.