Todd Fiscal Court heard more about a proposed project by the City of Clarksville this morning that could bring access to natural gas service to some residents of southern Todd County in the coming months, though there are still several issues to work out before that happens.
Clarksville has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to run a new line from an existing large natural gas line a few miles north of Elkton south to tap into another existing line that would take it to Montgomery County.
Todd County Judge Executive Daryl Greenfield says the line would go a little east of Elkton according to the proposed route.
One of the hangups is whether Clarksville would charge wholesale or retail rates to any industries that could possibly use their service in Todd County. If they were to balk at giving wholesale costs to industry, that could severely hurt the partnership and negotiations.
Judge Greenfield says while some south Todd residents could certainly benefit from the proposed project, Clarksville's man intent is to have a back up for its current system.
County Attorney Mac Johns says several residents have already received letters regarding the proposed line going through their property. Johns says he's already explored necessary channels to be sure Todd County has a seat at the table in how the project would go down and that Todd County residents would be well-served in any agreement.
In other action, Treasurer Tammy Robertson gave her end of the fiscal year budget report, which shows the county in good fiscal shape. Johns praised Judge Greenfield, Ms. Robertson and magistrates for having plenty of cash in the bank at 1.9 million dollars and reflected on past years when that was certainly not the case.