PPSD to meet Nov. 14

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By Stan Welch

The November meeting of the Piedmont Public Service Commission has been rescheduled, and will be held on Monday, November 14 at 7 p.m. The meeting, normally held on the third Monday of the month had to be moved up, in order to have the Commission review and endorse several legal documents related to the sewer rehabilitation project underway.

Fire Chief Tracy Wallace told the Journal that Metropolitan Sewer SubDistrict (Metro) needed to have the documents in their hands by the 18th, for review and preparation to the Metro board at their November 21 meeting.

“They need some time for their attorneys to prepare for that meeting, so obviously, our regularly scheduled meeting wouldn’t work, so we simply moved it up a week.”

The sewer project which is underway won’t be completed until 2013, but will take the public service district out of the sewer business, as Metro will assume responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the lines. That transfer of responsibility will also result in lower sewer bills for those on the lines, as well as savings on taxes.