Jessica Green of Northland Securities presented a Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan for years 2020 through 2024 at a special bonding hearing meeting of the Stevens County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night at the Stevens County Courthouse. There were no members of the public in attendance for this final hearing. The board approved the resolution to move forward with issuing up to $2.75 million in debt to improve the County Public Works Facility.
The original Public Works Facility was constructed in 1963 with a major remodel in 1996-97. Older portions of its infrastructure are beyond their useful lifespans and no longer able to be properly maintained or serviced. This new project will replace obsolete equipment and components, repair serviceable equipment and components, system back-up and an overall control system. The sewer system will be overhauled, as well, and the facility will be brought up to standards for accessibility. Upgrades will also be made to the electrical and ventilation systems.