Pleas try to make it to the Decembers meeting.
The Water Sewer board is going to ask some of the State Senator to attend the December meeting so thy can present the newest plan to them. State Senator Dave Senjem suggested that we do this. The Idea is that once this is presented in St. Paul the State Senators form this area* will be able to talk it up to the other state senators.
* "This Area"
Duan Quam, District 25A Dodge Center
Kim Norton, District 25B
Tina Liebling District 26A
Nels Pierson District 25B
Sounded like 9 representatives all together.
I have missed the last 2 meetings so I did my best to take notes but missed some things that where quick references to things from past meetings.
*** In this email when I write " State Senator Dave Senjem said". I am quoting one of the board members. State Senator Dave Senjem was not at Novembers meeting. ***
John Wade from destination Rochester gave a 30 minute talk about how this project is rely starting to envelop the surrounding counties. To keep this email short I am just going to put in a link to their web page. http://www.raedi.com/
Talked about having 2 or 3 people go to the capital and having short meetings with any of the State Senators who will see them. (Promote the Bonding Initiative) "Plight of a small township facing a Big Project".
I think Oronoco hired a lobbies.
Oronoco is not listed as one of his clients but the web page may not be up to date.
Their was a "Governors Listening Session" in Rochester.
At this event Oronoco explained that we needed to build a sewer plant.
We only had 5 minutes but this helped bring our project to the attention of the capital.
Public Facilities Authority who are the states bankers.
The PFA dos not like that Oronoco is requesting money from the state Senator and or bonding program. Any money Oronoco gets is less money available for them.
The Olmsted environmental meeting is November 18 at Cascade 2100 bulding. 7:15pm
State Senator Dave Senjem mentioned we should word our bonding request in a way that dos not require us to do a joint program with Pine Island.
Joint waist water meeting with Pine Island is Monday night. Sounds like only 2 or 3 people from Pine island have been showing up to the meetings and they promised to have more show up on Monday.
Pine Island has unofficially mentioned that the sewer plant is not important to them and thy are trying to put energy into fixing their city streets.
State Senator Dave Senjem (Quote from Jo) I have not heard anything from my Oronoco constituents except a few phone calls from people who are agents the project.
Oronoco Median Income Serve.
We have not receive the needed 80% replies. Oronoco has contacted the residence who have not replied with 3 US post letters. Volunteers are going to go to many of the homes who have not responded and explain the importance of the survey. (Well over 1/4 million in grants for the water project Possibly more for this project). I volunteered to take a section and am going to go door to door and personally ask residents to fill out the form and anonymously mail them in to the company doing the survey. Any one feel like joining me for nice "fall weather" walk?