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Iowa City I-Jobs Projects Approved

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Iowa City has been awarded I-Jobs money for more city projects.

Fire Station #4 - Funding of $2,268,867 was received to defray a total construction cost of $4,537,734. The City has also applied for Federal stimulus funding to cover the remaining costs of this project. Groundbreaking should occur in October.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Project - The plan to remove the 1930's sewer plant in the floodplain and transfer operations out of the floodplain to the newer South Wastewater Plant received funds in the amount of $3,495,293. There also is an opportunity to bring the total award to approximately $10 million if additional I-JOBS funding becomes available. The entire project cost is approximately $63 million. City staff has also applied for CDBG Supplemental Disaster grants and to the Economic Development Administration for additional funding for this project. Design work should be completed next year with construction occurring in 2011.

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