|Published: 9:37 AM, 10/24/2013
||Last updated: 9:37 AM, 10/24/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-The Appalachian Regional
Commission has announced approval of a grant in the amount of $297,600 to Monroe County for the Niles Ferry Park Industrial Park
This project will install water, sewer
and natural gas lines as well as site grading in the northern
portion of the Niles Ferry Industrial Park. The project is expected
to result in improved utility service to businesses that employ 400
"We welcome any project that will
help bring jobs to Monroe County," said Monroe County Economic
Development Director Shan Harris. "This will help with recruiting
companies and bring much needed work to the area."
The project will provide utility
improvements and site grading to the undeveloped northern portion of
the Niles Ferry Industrial Park. The park is located in the town of
Vonore and is owned by Monroe County.
Utilities are provided throughout the
developed portion of the park and a recently upgraded 1.5 MGD (million gallon a day) wastewater treatment plant is located in the
park. The undeveloped portion of the park comprises approximately 220
acres of available land.
Monroe County plans
to provide utility infrastructure and site preparation to this
portion of the park in order to attract new industry. The scope of
the work for the proposed project includes installation of
approximately 3,000 linear feet of eight-inch diameter water line and
associated appurtenances; installation of approximately 3,000 linear
feet of six-inch diameter sanitary sewer force main and associated
appurtenances; installation of 3,600 linear feet of four-inch
diameter natural gas transmission line and associated appurtenances; and site grading and erosion control.
In addition to ARC
funds, local sources will provide $74,400, bringing the total project
funding to $372,000.
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