Clarksville Gas and Water will hold a public open house in Elkton later this month regarding a proposed natural gas line project, but they aren't likely to find much public support.
The open house is set for 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., September 18 at Todd County Middle School. Representatives of the utility will talk with citizens who have questions regarding the proposed pipeline, which would run from a major TVA line north of Elkton southward to Montgomery County to serve as a backup to Clarksville's system.
Judge-Executive Daryl Greenfield and County Attorney Mac Johns recently met with Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and came away believing that city has no intention of allowing Todd County to use the line to set up a local natural gas utility to offer new service to areas that currently have none.
District 4 Magistrate Brent Spurlin says the proposed line would run through several properties in his area and he hasn't talked to anyone who supports it as it stands now.
Squire Spurlin is encouraging anyone with an interest in the project to attend the open house—though he warns the message presented is likely to be slanted.
Todd Fiscal Court hired Washington D.C. attorney Jennifer Waters to assist the county through a potential court case, as Clarksville is likely to pursue an eminent domain case as property owners decline to sign over easements.