More Work Needs To Be Done Before SAWS Ownership Agreement Can Be Amended

At the January meeting of the Sheridan Area Water Supply Joint Powers Board, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey requested that an analysis be performed of the cost associated with implementing Amendment #1 into the SAWS ownership agreement. The amendment was presented to the SAWS Board Tuesday night, and would essentially mean that the City would take over responsibility of operating and maintaining water mains that serve both City and SAWS customers. Kinskey explains why he wasn't in favor of the proposal that was on the table.

SAWS Administrator Dave Engels, Sheridan County Public Works Director Rod Liesinger and City Pubic Utilities Director Dan Miller will re-draft a proposal and bring it back to the board at their meeting in March. SAWS Attorney Tony Wendtland recommended that when a proposal can be agreed upon by the JPB, it should go before the County Commissioner's and City Council for approval.

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