HUNTSVILLE — A once-on, once-off agreement between Scott County and the Town of Huntsville for the town to take ownership of the burdensome “east-end” section of the county’s sewer system is back on — this time, apparently, for good.
The town’s mayor and board of aldermen voted unanimously Thursday to give their stamp of approval to a joint resolution stipulating that the town will take ownership — and, with it, maintenance responsibilities — for the section of the sewer system located in the Fairview and Capital Hill communities of eastern Scott County.
Under an arrangement that has been in place for years, Huntsville receives the revenues from that portion of the sewer system while the county is responsible for maintenance. Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals first approached Huntsville Mayor George Potter last spring about the possibility of the town taking ownership of the east-end portion of the system as a partial solution to the county’s cash-flow problem with the sewer system.To continue reading, please subscribe to the Independent Herald. If you are already a subscriber, email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive login credentials. If you are a subscriber who is logged in and believe you are seeing this message in error, please email email@example.com or call 423-569-6343.