Council Reviews Water Authority Rules

RIDGEWAY – Ridgeway Town Council heard from Gregory Sprouse, of the Midlands Council of Governments, who gave a presentation during the July 11 meeting on models of how a proposed regional water authority might be governed. Sprouse presented the council with condensed versions of four different models, ranging from a model that retains the current structure, to a limited joint system, a wholesale joint system and a retail joint system. Apart from the current structure, which entails no change in the way the county’s five water entities are governed, the proposed models present a varying range of change in how the entities are managed.

Council members will complete a survey on their preferred form of governance before next month’s meeting of the Water Steering Committee.

Phyllis Gutierrez, Chairwoman of the Ridgeway Historical/Cultural Committee, shared with Council that the Arts on the Ridge committee will be purchasing two 32-gallon trashcans for the town. This will provide a place for shoppers to dispose of their trash while helping to keep the streets a littler cleaner.

In Major Charlene Herring’s report she announced that Denise Jones from the Cotton Yard Market is the new chairwoman for the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce, and Over the Top Emporium, owned by Tina Johnson, was names Small Business of the Year. Her report concluded with capital improvement suggestions for 23 street signs, replacing the lettering on the Police Station, replacing the blinds and tarring the roof of the little police station.

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