Announcing the Fairdale Community Fund. A newly established designated fund at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, created to provide ongoing support for maintenance costs of the Fairdale community septic system completed in December 2015.
Under the careful direction and guidance of the DeKalb County Long Term Recovery Corporation (DCLTRC), rebuilding efforts and infrastructure placement are nearing completion. Of the $1.4 million raised in private donations for support, $441,000 was used to construct the community septic system, replacing the damage and outdated septic field that was built before there was modern zoning. To remove the financial burden of a small community maintaining this large investment, the Fairdale Community Fund will provide the necessary funding to keep the system operational and maintained.
“The community sewer system was only one of the needed infrastructure improvements we were able to sponsor,” explained Donna Turner, DCLTRC president. “In all, over $1 million was spent on infrastructure including the subsidizing of NICOR’s extension of gas service to the community, the installation of a WiFi tower, ditch repairs, storm sewer improvements, and the paving of the community streets. Thanks to many large and small private donors,” Turner continued, “the recovery of Fairdale and outlying areas affected by the tornado has exceeded expectations. And through this generosity and creation of the Fairdale Community Fund, financial support for this infrastructure will be there when it’s needed.”
Pictured: Construction crews cut through existing roads in preparation of the community septic system. The system was completed in December 2015 and is fully operational for both new and current residents.