G.P. councilors opt out of co-generation feasibility study
The Grants Pass City Councilors during their Monday workshop decided to not pursue a water treatment plant co-generation feasibility study.
Public Works Director Terry Haugen addressed councilors about the study which would determine if the water treatment plant could use bio-solids to produce energy. This process would reduce energy costs to run the plant, reduce bio-solids the city would have to ship, offer an alternative site to dispose of fats oils and grease and eliminate the existing gas flare.
The study, which would be paid for with a fifty-fifty match from the Energy Trust of Oregon, would cost a total of $45,000.
Haugen warned councilors that the chance for the plant to feasibly be cost effective was slim and councilors heeded his warning and they decided to put the study off indefinitely until advancements in technology may make the project more beneficial.
Council also heard a presentation from Assistant City Manager David Reeves who said telephone numbers for the annual city survey would be taken from the County Clerk’s Office and the 911 directory in order to have a more diverse sample and to include cell phone numbers.
The city-street standard review item was tabled due to only four councilors being present during the workshop.