Town meeting Jan. 13 on possible extension of sewer
KENT â€” The Kent Sewer Commissionâ€™s proposed addition to the sewer system, which will allow for it to provide service to Maple Street Extension, will be voted on at a town meeting at Town Hall on Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m.
The proposed project is expected to cost approximately $1,150,000, which will be provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a combination grant and loan. The grant portion would be $287,500 and the loan portion would be $862,500. The USDA requires that the vote on the project go to town meeting before the Sewer Commission can move forward with the plan.
If the plan is approved at the town meeting, the repayment of the loan would involve annual payments of $37,057, which taxpayers would be responsible for.
While there is not yet much development on Maple Street Extension, there is property on the street that would be more easily developed with a connection to the townâ€™s sewer system.