HUNTSVILLE — The Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave its stamp of approval to a sewer transfer between the town and Scott County when it met here Thursday afternoon, and granted Brimstone Recreation exclusive use of the courthouse mall for a week in mid September.
Meeting in regular session, the board voted unanimously to approve a joint resolution with Scott County accepting the county's sewer system. Scott County Commission recently considered the resolution itself; however, the matter is currently on hold as the state completes its review of the deal.
With both the city and the county losing money on their separate sewer systems, the hope is that both sides can come out better financially from the deal. Huntsville plans to close the county's sewer treatment plant and reroute the additional wastewater into its own treatment plant, the capacity of which will be expanded by an overhaul that is expected to begin next month.