The mayor at the November 9 2010 made the announcement that he had finished up talks with the county about an outstanding bill with them. As some of you might know we pay the county for the CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) of the city. The bill was at $900,000.00 the mayor brought it down to a little over $700,000.00 .This is the bill we get from the county for using the sewer. We will be handling our CSO in the near future this the mayor says will greatly reduce home owners bills. I do not have any information why the bill was not paid for the past 2 years.
I am sure there is a good reason for this. It is no secret that there has been problems with the county and city for years. Some of us find it a little suspicious that the last time we had a flooding event in the city. Many people reported the water just started to drain so fast like someone pushed a button or pulled a leaver. Just like removing the plug from your bath tub. This is how many who had standing water in their basements describe what they saw as the water started to drain.
If bring the operation for CSO (Combined Sewer Overflow) will help with the flooding in the city I am all for it. If the mayor can find a company to do this for us at a cheaper rate again all for it. Will be very interesting to see who we get.