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Potential resident upset: Public hearing set for possible water sale

November 27, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — An initiative to halt the sale of the South Whitley’s water utility had Town Council members discussing protocol for the upcoming public hearing.

Town Attorney Greg Hockemeyer advised the members that the meeting, which is set for Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m., was necessary before adopting an ordinance to authorize the sale of the water utility to Indiana American Water, a company that currently services 30 states.

This ordinance does not mean the town will sell, it simply allows councilmen to further explore the value of the utility and entertain offers.

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