By JEAN CARTER
FRANKLIN – Franklin City mayor Todd Hawkes reported to the city council the land-purchase agreement for spring water runoff has been completed.
The Department of Environmental Quality required a Quality Assurance plan for the city sewer system that was accepted by council. The city recently acquired 110 acres south of the city near the sewer lagoon and a pipeline to bring treated water from the lagoon to the land is being put into place.
Of the 110 acres, 85 is farmable and can be used for cattle feed. No crop that is used for human consumption can be planted. A regulation by the Department of Environmental Control to keep runoff water from going into the Cub River mandated the land acquisition plan. The city is now in compliance with that regulation.
A $100,000 grant for city roads was recently awarded to Franklin and priorities for that money will be set.
This story is sponsored by Beckstead Real Estate.
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