Written by John Plestina
Wolf Point Mayor Chris Dschaak told the city council Monday, Aug. 18, that he believes a contract is near with the Fort Peck Tribes for the Assiniboine and Sioux Rural Water System water pipeline project.
The $200 million ASRWSS, which is part of a larger water project that includes Dry Prairie Rural Water, is funded by a federal grant and $39.8 million was provided for the project in 2009.
Dschaak said the water treatment plant could become a logistical problem.
In other business, the council was told bidding for the Sherman Park gazebo ramp will begin soon.
In another matter, Dschaak commented about declining numbers on the Wolf Point Volunteer Fire Department and said new members are needed. He was cautiously optimistic that four people have recently showed an interest.
Dschaak also said of longtime WPVFD member Terry Cody, who has moved to Butte, “Terry will be sorely missed. It will take 10 people to do what he did.”
Dschaak was referring to Cody’s years of service as a firefighter and to the Elks and the Knights of Columbus.
The council was informed that the fire hydrant flushing project is completed with two hydrants replaced and about 10 more to replace.