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Work delayed on sewer project
June 19, 2014
GROSSE POINTE SHORES — Major sewer improvements on Oxford near the intersection of Lakeshore are delayed until outside funding comes through, except for emergency repairs.
"The cost might be as much as $750,000," said Ted Kedzierski, mayor of Grosse Pointe Shores.
City officials want to fund improvements with a state grant.
"We applied for a grant," said Councilman Bruce Bisballe, chairman of the finance committee. "We did not receive it. It was a random drawing."
He hopes to come up a winner next time.
"Until we get grant money from the state, we are not going to go ahead with any major sewer projects," Bisballe said.
Pipes under Oxford are 70 years old, Kedzierski said.
"We know where our problems and potential problems are, principally on Oxford," said Bisballe, adding that repairs will cost at least $600,000.
"We need to save (money) for that for the next couple of years," he said.
Emergency repairs will be made until a grant comes through.
"Brett (Smith, director of public works), assures me we can repair it on an interim basis," Bisballe said.
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