The Shenandoah City Council approved $1.86 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for the design services for the project to extend water and sewer to the Tamina community during a City Council meeting April 12.

According to the City Council agenda, the proposal was recommended by Bleyl Engineering staff. Bleyl Engineering was selected as the design engineer for the Tamina sewer project during a March 8 meeting.

City Council Member Jim Pollard said the proposal correlates with the city's expectations of the project and will help meet the deadline.

The construction completion date is estimated to be in October 2026 with an $18 million cost, according to the agenda.

“I would just reiterate that these are not city funds. These are funds that the city is managing on behalf of our project for the water and sewer project in Tamina,” Council Member Ted Fletcher said regarding the project's costs.

As previously reported by Community Impact, the project will be funded with up to $21 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds.

Tamina residents previously asked for clear communication on timelines for the project, and Shenandoah residents have also emphasized the importance of communication on major projects.

“I want to congratulate you on your significantly improved, in my opinion, communication about the projects that are going on in the city,” Shenandoah resident John Samuelson said during the meeting.