Orleans Citizens Forum to Discuss Wastewater Issues Ahead of Special Town Meeting

ORLEANS – Residents of Orleans are being invited to take part in a citizen’s forum next month regarding the town’s wastewater future.

The program will deal specifically with four warrant articles that come before voters at the town’s October Special Town Meeting.

The articles under consideration include a 3.7 million dollar funding of downtown sewer collection systems, 94 thousand dollars to fund the completion of the Aquaculture demonstration project, and 75 thousand dollars for an independent review of 25 percent of the town’s sewer design plans.

Orleans taxpayers have already spent more than six million dollars on their wastewater issues but remain a ways away from solving the problem.

The final measure would authorize the Orleans Board of Selectmen to negotiate a lease with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the use of the Route 6 cloverleaf at Exit 12 as the town’s primary effluent disposal site.

Presenters at the forum will include the town’s wastewater consultants, members of the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee, and the Orleans Town Administrator.

The Orleans Citizens Forum Wastewater Warrant Event will take place on Thursday October 12th from 3:30 PM until 5:00 PM at the Orleans Senior Center.

By DAVID BEATTY, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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