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E'town council agrees to participate in sewer engineering study

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Perimeter program would identify locations where water district could channel waste outside of city limits to city system

By Marty Finley

Elizabethtown City Council on Monday approved an order to participate in Hardin Co. Water District No. 2’s perimeter sewer program engineering study at a cost of $15,155.

The district devised the study, conducted by Strand & Associates, to determine the feasibility of moving waste outside of city limits to the city’s system so it can be treated at its wastewater treatment plant.

The city has received several requests by property owners and developers to offer sewer services outside of city limits, but Mayor Tim Walker has said the city will need to determine if the concept is practical and if it would require annexation into the city. The study has been estimated to cost around $40,000.

The council also heard a first reading of an ordinance to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to regulate rooftop signage. The ordinance also would amend lot requirements for public utility facilities.