Terry Frogue gives Elkton City Council details on water seperation proposal/Adam May
No action was taken, but Elkton City Council learned more about the impending water line separation agreement that will have to be worked out between the city and Todd County Water District at its Monday evening meeting.
Elkton Utilities Superintendent Terry Frogue has represented the city in discussions with the county water district and brought proposals on what existing lines could be deemed the property of which entity.
Frogue says he would prefer some flexibility from the county so Elkton has room for growth in the future. Council ultimately decided to table the issue for the time being and will likely call a special meeting dedicated solely to the separation agreement in the near future.
Frogue said he was fine with the council’s decision, as it will take significant time to come to a solution that at least somewhat satisfies everyone involved.
It was the Todd County Water District that brought the separation up in the first place and Frogue says they will charge a 15-percent cost of service fee when it is necessary for city water to go through county lines.
Most important to Elkton residents, Frogue says he doesn’t expect those fees to cause any increases on water bills.
In other business, council approved hiring Patrick Murphy Architecture to write the specifications for a new roof on the Elkton Police Department and applied for a grant for more improvements at the Elkton City Park.