Special Meeting for West Muskingum

by Brittany Harris on October 9, 2010 at 7:07 am

The West Muskingum School District could be seeing some changes to their sewer line.

The Board of Education held a special meeting Saturday morning to further discuss details of a proposed plan to join West Pike’s sewer line. The district currently has their own private package plant for sewer.

"We don’t have all the information such as monthly usage fee, how much that’s going to go up, the surcharge that they’re discussing, how that’s going to be assessed and how much that will be," said Superintendent Sharon Smith.

Smith says she was told the estimated cost of the sewer tap will be around $462,000 and would cover all the district’s current property. While the cost is of concern, she says there are some notable benefits.

"It is an important piece for economic development and I think all of us in our community, schools included, need to be very aware and very supportive of economic development," she said. 

She says there is more research to be done before the board can make a decision.