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Talks ongoing as LCBPU eyes taking on county sewer

Posted on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:06 am

The Lincoln County Board of Public Utilities is considering taking on management of the county’s Parks City sewer service after a joint meeting requested by the county’s adhoc sewer committee.

Present for the meeting with the LCBPU board were Doug Cunningham, county commissioner and chair of the sewer committee; Lincoln County Finance Director Cole Bradford; County Commissioner Ronald Jean; and Dudney Fox, principal engineer with Nashville-based Trestles LLC.

All parties present for the discussion agreed that LCBPU is the obvious choice for management of the county’s sewer system when compared to other county entities.

Ahead of the work session, LCBPU board members were resolute in their opposition to assuming ownership over the sewer system for reasons such as the debt attached to the project, type of sewer system and the impact on ratepayers.

“We are all in this together – the water board, the county, we are in it together,” said Bradford. “If we continue to run it the way we are running it now, we show a cash deficit of $125,000 a year.”

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