On April 21, on the eve of Earth Day, the Common Council voted 1,205 (aye) to 728 (nay) to postpone until June 16 voting on the resolution declaring the sewer separation project, which would direct millions of gallons of untreated storm water runoff into North Bay, a Type II Action. The intervening time, which at that point was eight weeks, would be spent doing an environmental review and completing an EAF (Environmental Assessment Form).
Before the vote was cast on the proposal to postpone, there was talk about getting the review done in the limited time, there was mention of a special meeting to allocate funds and authorize a contract, there was the suggestion that estimates by solicited from two engineering firms. More than two weeks later, with less than six weeks' time left until June 16, there has been no special meeting on this subject, and it would appear that the Common Council has been too preoccupied with the crisis of the police and court building to attend to this issue.
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