City officials, city staff members and municipal wastewater professionals are invited to attend a free webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 22 on “PFAS: Technology, Treatment and Trends.” The regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly known as PFAS, is one of the top emerging environmental issues that the CGMC is . . .
Each election season, the CGMC provides background information to help candidates become familiar with issues affecting Greater Minnesota communities. This week, we are mail our our 2020 information booklet — “Election 2020: Greater Minnesota’s Top Issues” — to all of the candidates and incumbents running for seats in the Minnesota . . .
New list of projects eligible for PFA funds demonstrates negative impact of failing to pass a bonding bill
The Public Facilities Authority (PFA) has unveiled its Intended Use Plans (IUPs), which detail the projects that can be funded through the Clean Water Revolving Fund and Drinking Water Revolving Fund this fiscal year. You can find the clean water (wastewater and storm water) IUP list here and the drinking . . .
This week, the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA) announced $122 million in loans and grants that had been awarded during the first half of 2020 in 24 communities across the state. These water infrastructure projects received a combination of loans and grants that are funded, in part, by the bonding . . .
As our communities and state continue to grapple with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that our lawmakers come together to pass a large bonding bill. One important way that your city can help nudge lawmakers in that direction is by passing a resolution . . .
When the Legislature failed — again — to pass a bonding bill during the second special session that ended earlier this week, it significantly jeopardized the chances of passing a bonding bill in 2020. The CGMC has learned that the state's pending August bond sale means that the Legislature . . .