Sat, Dec. 14

Clarkdale may accept industrial wastewater

CLARKDALE - Tuesday night, the Town Council will consider an agreement to accept industrial wastewater from Clarkdale Metals into the town's wastewater system. Staff recommends that the council approve the agreement, which would accept up to 68,000 gallons per month of the company's industrial wastewater.

A staff report states that the quality of the water from Clarkdale Metals would meet both town code requirements and Arizona Department of Environmental Quality regulations. Each batch of wastewater will be tested to ensure that the water meets those standards.

Clarkdale Metals will pay Clarkdale 12 ½ cents per gallon of wastewater accepted. The agreement also provides for outside lab testing, up to 12 times a year, to verify the water quality.

A town utility employee will be on hand for each truckload of wastewater to be disposed into a manhole specified by the town. Disposal will be allowed Monday through Thursday from 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. Beyond those hours and days, Clarkdale Metals will pay for a minimum call-out cost of three hours, in addition to the contract disposal rate.

Another agenda item will be consideration of Resolution 1339 urging the restoration, renovation or rebuilding of the Clark Mansion to its historic form and functionality.

The Clark Mansion at 301 Sycamore Canyon Rd. was destroyed by fire June 25. The resolution asks that the owners of the mansion take no action to hinder such restoration without first trying everything possible to preserve the historical building.

In other action, the council will consider acceptance of the $475,651 grant from the Walton Family Foundation. The grant will be divided between the Clarkdale Sustainability Park ($225,250) and the Verde River Basin Partnership ($250,401). Clarkdale will receive an additional $2,479 to act as the pass-through agency for the VRBP portion of the grant.

If the grant is approved, the town will advertise to fill the job position for a project manager.

The council will meet July 13, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room of the Clarkdale Administration Building at 39 N. Ninth St.

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