Springdale approves bond for culinary water pond repairs, and lease option with DSC

SPRINGDALE – The Town of Springdale, in cooperation with Dixie State College of Utah, has passed a resolution allowing repairs to be made to a 24-year-old water settling pond located on DSC property.

The property, which is located on Lion Boulevard near the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater, was acquired during a property swap between Springdale and DSC in the late 1980‘s. The settling pond was built in 1988 and currently serves as the first stage of the town’s culinary treatment. It holds nearly one million gallons.

Town employees recently discovered that due to a damaged liner, the pond was leaking. It was drained immediately and the water transferred into the town’s irrigation system. No threat was presented to surrounding buildings.

Springdale Town Manager Rick Wixom said that during the process of arranging funding to repair the pond, it was discovered that the original deed was never recorded. Thus, a new lease agreement between the town and college had to be drafted.

During a town council meeting last Wednesday, a public hearing was held to receive input from Springdale citizens on the potential economic impact of a $100,000 bond, which will be used to fund repairs and improvements to the pond. Resolution 2012-22, authorizing the issuance and confirming the sale of the bond, was passed and the lease agreement signed by the council.

The agreement also contains an option to purchase the property, which Wixom said the town is considering, though not for some time.

“Our priority right now is getting this thing fixed,” he said.

Repairs are expected to start at the end of this week and be finished in no more than 30 days.

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