Notice of Project Planning Public Hearing
The Village of Breckenridge will hold a public hearing on the proposed Drinking Water project plan for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.
The hearing will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 22, 2023, at the Village Hall located at 104 E. Saginaw St. Breckenridge, MI 48615.
The purpose of the proposed project will be to make improvements to the existing water treatment plant including new brine tanks, building upgrades for energy efficiency, building expansion, solar panel array, drill a new water well, backup generators at the water tower and a new water well. Distribution system looping will be completed to eliminate dead end mains and increase reliability and water quality. New water meters are also proposed to be installed.
Impacts of the proposed project will be increased efficiencies and reliability for high-quality drinking water. Short term construction related impacts include increased noise and dust that will be temporary in nature during construction of the improvements.
The estimated cost to the users for the purposed project will be dependent upon final Project Scope, Project Costs, potential Grants and or Principle Forgiveness awards.
Copies of the plan detailing the proposed project are available for inspection at the Village Hall located at 104 E. Saginaw St. Breckenridge, MI 48615.
Written comments received before the meeting record is closed on Monday, May 22, 2023 will be included in the final project planning document. Written comments should be sent to the Village of Breckenridge. The Village mailing address is 104 E. Saginaw St. Breckenridge, Michigan 48615.
The Village of Breckenridge
The Village of Breckenridge is 1.07 square miles of land in the middle of Michigan's agricultural heartland. We are located in Wheeler Township, within Gratiot County.
The village was founded when the Pere Marquette Railroad came through the area and incorporated as a village in 1908.In 1860 Charles Howd made the first move toward conquering the wilderness where the Village of Breckenridge now stands. He claimed 240 acres in Section 30 of Wheeler Township, part of which later made up the southeast portion of the Village.
The Travers Brothers established a hoop factory in the winter of 1883-84 and operated it for several years. As the lumber was cut and the land cleared, these factories and lumber mills moved to other locations where lumber was still plentiful.
In their place came farming as a growing factor in the economic life and by 1900 the sugar beet industry had begun its growth with several factories in the area. A new interest was added to the community with the organization of the Breckenridge Auction & Sales Co. For more than a quarter of a century the livestock auction made the Village an important outlet for the stock raised in Central Michigan.