Innes said once the contracts are finalized, he will host a public meeting to inform residents of what will be happening.
“We were really hoping it would be done by now,” he said. “But it’s been hindered by the federal budget and by sequestration.”
While the whole process has been a nuisance, at least some residents are understanding of the process.
“We’re very pleased,” said Sally DiMaggio of 14 Emery Drive. “I think everyone would have liked to have gone a lot quicker than it has, but local officials and the EPA have been responsive. They’ve had neighborhood meetings and state officials have gotten involved. That’s just government. It’s slow.”