LIBERTY - The City Council agreed Monday night to apply for $1.2 million in federal grants and loans to extend sewer service from the southern city limits to Tarter Gate Co. in Dunnville.
Keith Tarter anticipates by hooking on to the sewer system the gate company will provide 50 jobs to the county.
He also said the company is planning to build a new washing facility that could provide another 150 jobs, including 100 welders.
He said the company is willing to pay the low-interest loans to help finance the extension.
The gate company is installing an industrial wastewater treatment plant to comply with federal regulations, but has to haul the waste from the plant to the city for treatment.
If funds are secured, the proposed project would include four lift stations.
Mayor Steve Sweeney said the project will have no negative implications for the proposed project on East Ky. 70 to the Casey County High School and the one on U.S. 127 South. He said the city will probably hear something on grant applications for the Ky. 70 project in October.