The federal Environmental Protection Agency appears to be in no hurry to make a decision on whether to award a $150,00 grant to Bend to dredge Mirror Pond.
City Manager Art Johnson who has been expecting to hear from the agency for the past few weeks, told city commissioners Wednesday he’s been told the agency may not decide on the grant until the end of the month.
Johnson got the information fron Paul Unger, an assistant to Congressman Bob Smith in Washington, D.C. Johnson said Unger reported that the review of the city’s grant application is in the final stage of the agency’s decision process.
The city had hoped the dredging of the mile-long pond would have begun by now. City Engineer Tom Gellner said this morning that the project would take at least five months to complete from the time the city gets word the grant has been approved.
Source: The Bulletin ©1983