Adams County Sanitarian Terry Smith speaks to the audience at last night's sewer board meeting. Looking on is Barry Scherer. (Photo by J Swygart)
Adams County's first ever rural sewer project will move forward.
That was the unanimous decision Thursday evening of the seven-member regional sewer board, which voted to proceed with plans to construct a rural sewer system to serve an estimated 233 households in the outlying areas of Monmouth, Bobo, Pleasant Mills and Arcadia Village.
After listening for more than an hour on Thursday to comments and complaints from residents directly affected by the sewer project, board president Mark Burry said the time had come for the board to decide the future of the project.
"It's decision time for this board. Do you want to proceed with the project or not?" asked Burry. "You don't have to make a decision tonight, but I think you do need to decide if this project is a go, a no-go, or that you want to wait and see."
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