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County must remove underground tank before selling former Mill Pump property


December 23, 2019

“This isn’t the news I wanted to share,” Dave Gehrtz said to fellow members of the County Commission Tuesday. That comment was in reference to a change in plans yet again regarding the former Mill Pump Property. Gehrtz reported that Reuben Panchol at the Department of Environmental Quality has asked the county to have the underground tank removed before offering the property for sale. Panchol set the budget at $50,000 and said the county is eligible to apply for EPA Brownfields funding available specifically for tank removal. Right now all 2020 funds have been allocated, but the count...

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