City, rural sewer board reach accord

    After nearly six months of back-and-forth negotiations, members of the Adams County Regional Sewer District’s board of trustees on Tuesday evening gave their stamp of approval to a 40-year agreement with the city of Decatur for the treatment of sewage to be generated by the fledgling rural sewer district.
    Talks between the city and regional sewer officials had lingered as the two parties attempted to reach an agreement outlining fees for the collection, treatment, billing and maintenance services to be provided by the city to the regional district, which intends to serve approximately 255 rural customers in the outlying areas of Monmouth and Roe Acres, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village with a sewer project estimated to cost some $5 million.
    Attorney Mark Burry, who serves as legal counsel for the sewer district, reported to the board Tuesday the contract is now “ready to go.”
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