Polk, towns to meet Thursday

Published 6:19 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2011

‘Mill Spring-Columbus’ water line on agenda
After not meeting for several months, Polk County and the towns of Columbus, Saluda and Tryon will meet jointly tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 22.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Columbus Town Hall.
The main item on the agenda is a “Mill Spring-Columbus water line to connect county and Columbus Water Department.”
The joint meetings began in June 2010 and lost momentum last year during the election and holidays. The meetings continued at the beginning of this year, but no meetings have been held since.
The councils of each town and county commissioners have discussed how to work jointly on creating a water authority. In February, the group invited elected officials from the Tuckasegee Water and Sewer Authority to speak on its process of creating a joint system.
Polk, Columbus, Saluda and Tryon have also mentioned working together on other joint issues, such as economic development and tourism.

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