9/22/16 – 5:10 A.M.
The Putnam County Commissioners are thinking about asking for an extension of a grant that would help launch a regional water and sewer district. County Administrator Jack Betscher tells the Putnam County Sentinel there’s still a chance some of the villages and townships might reconsider. He added the county commissioners might also change their position.
Several of the villages involved have cited a lack of county support as a reason for dropping out of the project. Commissioner John Love supports the formation of the district, while Vincent Schroeder was against it. The newspaper reports Commissioner Travis Jerwers was against petitioning to form a district. However, he said he would reconsider his stance.
There is a chance the state could force the county to pay back $80,000 of the grant money used to get the district started. Betscher says while that’s a possibility, his conversations with the state have led him to believe it would be unlikely.
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