The City Council will hold a public hearing during its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., on Monday, 09 October 2023, to consider and receive public input on the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System Improvements project.  The purpose of the proposed project is to make improvements to the existing sanitary sewer collection system and treatment system. The improvements will allow for the continued treatment of sanitary sewage throughout the service area in accordance with the current NPDES permit.

Project elements include collection system improvements, an influent equalization tank, a fine screening system, a vortex grit removal system, a membrane bioreactor (MBR) secondary treatment system, an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system, solids handling improvements, site works, and ancillary improvements as required to provide a complete and functioning system.

Long term positive impacts from the project include improved reliability of the treatment system and improved treatment efficiencies.  Short term impacts related to construction activities could include increased construction traffic and disturbances in the immediate vicinity of the Wastewater Treatment Plant site.  Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements are estimated to require less than one acre of Fitzgerald Park.

The current total estimated project cost may be up to $95,225,000.  The project cost will be funded through a low-interest Michigan Department of Environment, Great lakes, and Energy (EGLE) State Revolving Fund (SRF) loan.

Copies of the plan detailing the proposed project will be available for public inspection on and after 22 September 2023 at the City Clerk’s office, 310 Greenwood St., Grand Ledge, Michigan, between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and on the City’s website at

The 09 October 2023 City Council meeting and public hearing on the proposed Wastewater Treatment Plant and Collection System Improvements project will be held in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 310 Greenwood St., Grand Ledge MI 48837, in compliance with the Open Meetings Act, as amended, and will also be livestreamed via Zoom for informational purposes only.  The online stream can be accessed at with the Meeting ID: 837 6086 0726, or by calling +1 646 876 9923 US (New York), +1 646 931 3860 US, +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC), +1 305 224 1968 US, +1 309 205 3325 US, +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago), +1 689 278 1000 US, +1 719 359 4580 US, +1 253 205 0468 US, +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma), +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston), +1 360 209 5623 US, +1 386 347 5053 US, +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose), +1 507 473 4847 US, +1 564 217 2000 US, +1 669 444 9171 US, +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) with Meeting ID: 837 6086 0726.

The City Council invites anyone interested to attend in person and offer comments at the public hearing.  Written comments can be mailed or delivered to Elected or Appointed Officials to:

Gregory Newman, City Clerk

City of Grand Ledge

310 Greenwood St.

Grand Ledge MI 48837


Joshua Redner, PE

Fishbeck, Inc.

1515 Arboretum Drive SE

Grand Rapids MI 49546

or placed in the drop box in front of City Hall, or emailed to  All written comments will be considered during the public hearing if received by 5:00 p.m. the day of the hearing.  Written comments received before the hearing record is closed on 09 October 2023 will receive responses in the final project plan.  Written comments should be sent to:

Please call (517) 627-2149 or email for further information or to request accommodations for disabilities.

Gregory Newman, City Clerk


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