Sewer system sought for Fayette mobile court 5.14

Written by David Green.

The Fulton County Commissioners will try again to obtain a $100,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a proposed sewer line to connect the Riviera Mobile Court with Fayette’s municipal treatment system.

Fayette village council members, however, are not in favor of accepting the added sewage.

A public hearing was scheduled last October to collect public opinion on the proposal, but funding for the project was not approved.

A public hearing is scheduled at 9:45 a.m. May 29 in the Commissioners’ board room in Wauseon to collect opinion once again before filing a funding request.

The project calls for construction of a pump house and 2,000-foot forced main from the court located south of Fayette on St. Rt. 66.

The line would serve 15 mobile homes and possibly the house on the property. Tapping into the line by other users would not be allowed, said Fulton County Sanitary Engineer Ziad Mussallam.

The mobile home court is owned by Clemenson Investments, but the county would own the line because federal CDBG funding can only be used for public projects. The Ohio EPA has ordered the owners to upgrade the existing sewage treatment system or join in the village system.

Fayette village council members voted in October 2006 to accept a proposal to handle the mobile court sewage, contingent on approval by the Ohio EPA and a determination of sufficient capacity.

The village system is already nearing capacity and construction of the new K-12 school will add to the system.

The issue was discussed at the May 8 village council meeting, with council members expressing opposition to the plan. Council’s public works committee recommended to Mussallam that a one-year evaluation period should follow the opening of the new school before any additional sewage is brought into the system.

“I don’t think anyone is against it,” councilor Jerry Gonzales said. “We just don’t have the capacity.”

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