CLOVERDALE -- For about a decade, the town has been working to improve the Doe Creek lift station through phases.
But the time has come for a new station to be built.
"The station has been a problem for a number of years and has continued to deteriorate," said Lori Young, an engineer with Robert E. Curry & Associates in Danville during the Cloverdale Town Council's special meeting Thursday.
Council members approved a proposal to be submitted today for a $413,650 grant to fund the project. The Community Focus Fund is a federal grant offered through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
"I think (the town) has a good enough case for this grant," said grant writer Shannon McLeod, owner of Priority Project Resources in Greensburg.
If the town receives the grant, it will build a new station and add 1,000 feet of sewer force main. The old station would be demolished, backfilled with stone, pipes capped and land restored to grass.
The town purchased one acre of land about a year ago across the street from the existing station. It could serve as the site for the new station.
Following the submission of the proposal, a site visit with an OCRA representative will be scheduled. At that time, McLeod told the council, more problems could be addressed.
"I will get you as much money as possible to fix as many problems as we can," McLeod said.
The grant application deadline is March 19.