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As the Ferdinand Council Meeting addressed both old and new orders of business last night, an on going situation regarding Phosphorus, was brought to attention at the meeting.

It is now state mandated that phosphorus is removed from waste water systems so members of the Ferdinand council are working on how to go about the issue with their own sanitary system.

There are plans of constructing a sludge drying area outside of town on property owned by the town. At the current stage of the situation the process has arrived to obtaining loans and grants to pay for the project since there is an average cost of 1.4 million dollars to build the facility.

Town Council president Ken Sicard says the phosphorus issue is an important issue for the council to continue to oversee due to the impact it may have on the community.

The phosphorus issue has been an on going issue for the community since last year. Construction is aimed to start later this summer and scheduled to finish by the end of this year or early 2017.

In efforts to meet deadlines and abide by the regulations from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Ferdinand Council voted on seeking an extension to meet expectations.

Sicard also elaborates on the highlighted possibility of doing business with Best Home Furnishings in reference to Ferdinand land.

If considered Best Home Furnishings would build a small facility at the location.

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