8/19/16 – 5:19 A.M.
Confusion over a proposed water and sewer district in Putnam County was addressed at a recent meeting. The Putnam County Sentinel reports community members wanted to know why the county commissioners voted to establish a governing board for the district but then voted 2-1 against participating. While Commissioner Vince Schroeder said if the commissioners had voted “yes” all the townships in the county would have been included in the district, attorney Rex Huffman said that wasn’t the case.
Other rumors and misconceptions were also addressed. Those in attendance were told the district would not have the power to impose taxes on the general public. They could request levies for funding. The district would have the power to use eminent domain to run infrastructure to customers.
If established, the water and sewer district would not have the ability to force people living along water lines to tap-in to the service.
It was also said costs for projects wouldn’t be communal. That means individual towns would be responsible for paying for their own water and sewer upgrades.
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