The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says it’s approaching the end of land acquisition for the East Locust Creek reservoir project.
There are still ten individual property owners, the Boynton Church, and Missouri Department of Transportation properties to be addressed.
The commission reports it remains in active negotiations on all parcels, with several properties nearing agreement on principle terms. The commission has acquired 69 parcels thus far.
As part of the overall East Locust Creek reservoir project, structures need to be removed from where the lake will be located. Before that can take place, all household hazardous waste or asbestos containing material must be appropriately removed.
The commission received an Environmental protection Agency grant exceeding
98-thousand dollars to remove some of the structures. Once completed, more than half of the structures will have been addressed.
The commission is seeking another grant for clean-up work on the remaining structures that had not been acquired when the original grant request was submitted.