News and Tribune

Clark County

May 3, 2013

River Ridge officials present request for grant funds





The real need for the increased capacity would likely come in the form of a megasite designation at River Ridge.

River Ridge is seeking the designation, which would allow for the location of a company like an automotive, steel or chemical manufacturer to build a plant on 1,500 to 2,500 acres in the commerce center. A site evaluation and certification is ongoing where a large company could locate. Once that process is complete, River Ridge could move forward with seeking the designation for the outlined space.

Hildenbrand said with the installation of the new line, the capacity for sewer lines in River Ridge would increase from about 150,000 to eventually 6 million galloons per day.

But Sewer Board Member Bill Saegesser questioned the installation of what would be an active sewer line with the amount of capacity requested and the size of sewer treatment plant that would be needed to accommodate the capacity requested.

“We’ve not done a very good job, it appears, in coordinating what you’re doing and what we’re doing,” Saegesser said. “Because, if you think that we need a plant that’s going to handle what we have today, plus an additional minimum 6 million gallons a day, we’re building the wrong plant.”

Hildenbrand said that amount of capacity is not needed at this time. 

“Instead of going in and installing a line that would have to be replaced in five years, or whatever, we just wanted to go ahead and get in the ultimate design now,” Hildenbrand said. 

Saegesser asked to have copies of the masterplan and EDA grant to review.

“I want to see what implication this has for us long-term,” he said. “If you’re thinking five or six years from now we’re going to have a plant that’s going to handle that type of flow, we’re not.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints

Easter 2014 photos

Click on any photo to purchase it.

Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii
2013 Photos of the year

Take a look at our most memorable photos from 2013.