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[Archived] Tontitown officials are closer to getting sewer service for their city from Springdale.

| News | January 05, 2013

Tontitown Seeks Springdale Sewer Service

City Council To Consider $6 million Project

By Richard Dean Prudenti

The Morning News

TONTITOWN -- Tontitown officials are closer to getting sewer service for their city from Springdale.

The Tontitown City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance at 7 p.m. tonight at city hall allowing wastewater collector lines to connect to the Springdale sewer system.

"This is not the final step," noted Mick Wagner, chairman of the Tontitown Water and Sewer Commission.

The Springdale City Council still needs to approve an agreement, which could be done as early as next Tuesday if Tontitown officials adopt the ordinance.

The Springdale Water and Sewer Commission voted to recommend the sewer agreement last week.

"We've been at it a long time, and they've worked with us pretty hard to get us sewer," said Tontitown Mayor Paul Maestri.

Depending on a variety of factors, the city could begin construction in about four months and be connected to the Springdale system in about a year and a half, Wagner said.

The council is also scheduled to consider adopting Springdale sewer and water use codes tonight.

"If you are going to put things down the sewer, it has to comply with the provisions and regulations that are already spelled out," Wagner said.

In other business, officials are expected to consider:

A resolution of intent to sell $6 million in bonds to pay for the first phase of the sewer project along U.S. 412

Removing Tontitown from the Osage Basin Wastewater District

The appointment of a resident to represent Ward 1 on the Tontitown City Council

An appointment to the Tontitown Planning Commission

A land use master plan as recommended by the Planning Commission.