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City of Licking seeks bonds approvals for water infrastructure improvements

By Shari Harris,

Co-Publisher The City of Licking needs an estimated $3,800,000 to pay for badly needed water infrastructure improvements. In order to pay for these improvements, the City is asking voters to approve both a general obligation bond and a revenue bond in the April election. If both bonds are approved, the City would qualify for substantial grant funding. If the two issues are not approved, the City will be faced with financing the full cost of the necessary improvements. Two community meetings are scheduled to be held. The first meeting will be on March 5 at 6 p.m. at Fox Fire Station. The second will be at the Senior Center, March 28 at 6 p.m. Necessary improvements include replacing the old cast iron and transite waterlines that were installed from the 1930’s to the 1960’s, with new PVC waterlines; replacing the old elevated water towers with one new elevated water tower with an overflow elevation that matches the prison tower; creating a new water well to provide the Cit…

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