Waste not, want not
The Lowe Down
The city council has been waiting since last fall to hear back from their USDA Rural Grant application for a wastewater grant submitted by John Selig. If you read the council article then you know a grant is not possible, but they do offer a 40-year loan.
First, let me say that there is no doubt that I believe in researching options and facts before making decisions. It’s also good to see what others in similar predicaments have done right and to learn from others’ mistakes. There’s no question that Corning has many needs and one is to improve the sewer issues and the wastewater plant. The 40-year wastewater loan, while it may be the way to go, needs a lot of consideration. No matter how good the intentions, if it’s the wrong decision, it will impact residents for a long time. Past administrations have made decisions that at the time I’m sure were thought to be for the betterment of Corning, but have not turned out that way. Two past decisions come to mind quickly, filling in ditches that have hurt our drainage situation in certain areas of town and our water situation that we are, to my knowledge, still paying on.
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