He told commissioners that they should set a public participation meeting concerning the project 15 to 21 days from the time it's advertised until the meeting takes place.
The Commission then set a public hearing for May 9. The hearing will be at 6:30 p.m., preceding the regularly scheduled commission meeting.
Shanklin said that he really had "nothing new" to give commissioners. He briefly recapped earlier discussions of possible ways to finance the project, which, by state requirement is to be done in three phases.
"Right now, we are just concerned with the 0 to 2 year phase," Shanklin said.
In discussing figures that he described as "conservative" Shanklin said that $205,000 has been budgeted "to plug holes" and make repairs to the sewer system.
Leaks and holes in the system have led to an excessive inflow of ground water and surface water. As a result, the the current plant's capacity is "simply being overtaxed."
Shanklin said that $334,000 has been budgeted for the Highway 79 North sewer extension and another $561,000 for the rehabilitation of the current plant, bringing the total cost to around $1,100,000.
In other action, the Commission discussed: