Earlier this year the City of Plymouth received preliminary approval of a Brownfield Grant in cooperation with the other two agencies. The grant is in the amount of $600,000 and will be used to complete the phase one environmental assessment identification and the phase two remediation work throughout the city, town and county.
This initial memorandum agreement spells out the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved. It also designates the time frame of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017.
The grant funds will be used for inventory preparation, site selection criteria development, assessments, planning – including cleanup planning, outreach materials and the implementation relating to Brownfield sites.
The City of Plymouth will act as the lead agency on the grant and Ralph Booker the Marshall County Plan Director will serve as the project manager.
It is anticipated that the $600,000 will be split equally at $200,000 per community but that is not binding. If one of the communities has more projects than another the funds can be shifted.
The Plymouth Common Council approved the memorandum and it now moves on to the Marshall County Commissioners and the Town of Bourbon for their approvals.
Requests for qualifications are anticipated to be sent out in September to assist with the selection of an environmental consultant to complete the project. Once received, an evaluation committee with representatives from all entities will be created to review the RFQ’s and score them for the selection process.