Sun, Dec. 15

Clarkdale considers outreach, education for water program

The Clarkdale Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in regular session. One agenda item calls for the council to consider an expansion to the scope of work for the town's Water Resource Management Program.

The expansion would be to add a component for public education and outreach to the contract of sub-grantee Laurel Lacher Hydrological Consulting.

During its December meeting, the council approved a new grant from the Walton Family Foundation for Sustainable Clarkdale. Part of the grant funding was to go to two separate sub-grantees for the Water Resource Management Program. Those sub-grantees are Lacher Hydrological Consulting and Water Resources Research Center,

In a report to the council on the agenda item, Jody Filardo, community and economic development director, explained that during working team meetings to plan the initial phase of the project, a change was recommended to the project to add a public outreach and education component.

"As presently configured, the total revised estimate for Laurel's work is $149,025 of which $137,715 is to be funded through the grant funds," Filardo stated. "The remaining additional $12,000 due to our request for public education and outreach will be funded through the Town of Clarkdale's Water Conservation Fund account with Council's approval."

The council meets in the Men's Lounge of the Clark Memorial Clubhouse at 19 N. Ninth St.

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