Green River City Council Discusses Brownfields
By Robin Hunt
Green River City Council met for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening. The meeting began with a report on the Green River Technical Assistance Small Grant, which is helping the city develop and create a brownfield inventory.
“A brownfield is a property whose expansion, redevelopment or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant or contaminant,” the Agency explained. environmental protection (EPA). “It is estimated that there are over 450,000 brownfield sites in the United States”
In May, it was announced that Green River City would receive $500,000 under the EPA’s Brownfields Assessment Grant Program. Grant funds will be used to develop five cleanup plans and support community outreach activities. The city plans to prioritize three abandoned gas stations, a historic bank building, and a vacant motel and nightclub. Once a contractor has been selected, the city can begin work on these sites.
Brown & Caldwell then presented a water treatment assessment report for the city. They recommended that the city opt for granular activated carbon (GAC) post-filtration. Council then heard a request from a citizen regarding the lowering of the speed limit on Main Street as well as the addition of a plaque for the “Golden Ratio” monument to the “Welcome to Green River” sign.
The next city council will be on August 9 at 7 p.m.