The White Lake Solid Waste Authority, a group of six local municipalities, is seeking a grant to fund a study of the existing transfer station site and possible new sites.
The City of Montague will act as the applicant/fiscal agent for the application of funds under the Technical Assistance and Training Grant for Waste Systems.
The City of Whitehall, Blue Lake Township, Montague Township, Whitehall Township and White River Township have gathered together with the city of Montague to apply for this grant which would provide technical assistance to determine the future location of the northern waste transfer station operated by the White Lake Solid Waste Authority.
The City of Montague will only be in charge of the financial aspect of the assistance. All other duties will still be done by the White Lake Area Solid Waste Authority.
The assistance will include the review of the existing transfer station, and if necessary, develop closure plans; few possible new sites; develop future land use plans; develop closure schedule, if necessary, with permit requirements; develop safety and maintenance plans for a new transfer station; and develop financial strategies for a new transfer station.
Judy Kell, Muskegon County grant coordinator, is submitting the grant on behalf the of the solid waste authority.
If the grant is awarded, the City of Montague will then issue a request for proposals for consultants to provide the technical assistance.
While the City of Montague is the applicant/fiscal agent, each municipality listed will be involved throughout the process of hiring a consultant, and through to the end.
There is no timeline on when the information will need to be collected. This is the first step in the process of receiving the technical assistance.