City, rural water to meet on TitanThe Jamestown City Council will have a joint meeting with the Board of Directors of the Stutsman Rural Water District possibly as early as next week.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown City Council will have a joint meeting with the Board of Directors of the Stutsman Rural Water District possibly as early as next week.
The action came during a special meeting of the City Council Wednesday after councilmembers spend about one hour and 20 minutes in a closed-door executive session.
Council members would not comment further about the discussions.
The planned meeting will be open to the public and include the City Council and the full board of the Rural Water District. Date and time of the meeting have not been set pending scheduling with the Rural Water District board.
At issue is a claim by the Rural Water District that newly developed areas on the southwest side of Jamestown should be its territory to serve. The areas in question include the Jamestown Regional Medical Center and the Titan Machinery project.
The city disputes those claims saying the areas have been annexed into the city giving it the right to provide water service, according to Ken Dalsted, Jamestown city attorney.
Titan Machinery is currently under construction. Bids for city water lines to the project were opened Oct. 16 and tabled by the City Council. If negotiations between the city and Stutsman Rural Water are not completed within 30 days, those bids would expire. The project would have to be rebid after the service area questions are resolved.
Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at 701-952-8452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org