Nyssa city manager keeps the focus on the future

By Pat Caldwell

The Enterprise

NYSSA – Nyssa City Manager Jim Maret is a man focused on a mission: Keep Nyssa moving into the future and help it thrive.

Right now no other project exemplifies his focus than the work at the new city water treatment plant.

The $5.7 million project broke ground in August and construction crews have been hard at work since.

The treatment plant, situated just across the Snake River from Nyssa, is part of a project that will drop arsenic levels in the city’s water by a miniscule amount. The project, though, was required after the federal Environmental Protection Agency lowered its baseline standard for the mineral 16 years ago.

Maret said even though the work is going forward he is still involved on a daily basis. He said he answers a dozen emails a day about the project . . .