Holts Summit signs abatement order on sewer upgrade

The city of Holts Summit has gone ahead with the next formal step in its sewer system update.

At its Tuesday meeting, the Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance authorizing Mayor Lucas Fitzpatrick to sign an abatement order of consent — a formal agreement to go forward with the project — with the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

“We’ve been approved for building our new treatment plant and we are currently in a design (phase) of that plant,” City Administrator Brian Crane said, noting the city had made plans to update their system about two years ago. “We’ve got an old plant ... and now the new plant is on its way.”

Voters in Holts Summit approved a $7 million sewer bond issue in the April 2011 election to rebuild the city’s sewage system.

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