New water plant once again topic of Gallatin Board of Aldermen

Daviess County Courthouse

Gallatin City Administrator Tony Stonecypher this week told the Gallatin Board of Aldermen the city will need $650,000 from reserves or a lease purchase to fund the remaining amount of the lowest bid for a new water plant.

That’s $250,000 greater than what was announced late last month. It came after a further review with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The increase includes a five percent contingency and other costs not previously included. The city administrator has been working with the Department of Agriculture regarding a grant and loan.

On another topic, Stonecypher said a local organization requested information to operate a beer garden on private property during community events. A related ordinance is to be drafted for presentation at the next Board of Aldermen meeting.