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Water quality district finally riding smooth

Thursday, September 20, 2001

After hitting a few bumps in the road, the Dickinson County Water Quality District is finally riding smooth.

Wednesday at their City Council meeting, Arnolds Park became the final governing body to climb aboard.

Previously, the city's lawyer found a problem with the agreement; it had no time frame for funding commitments.

But the problem has been resolved.

"The district is going to make an amendment to the bylaws that will limit the funding commitment to three years," said Arnolds Park Mayor Steve Dulin. "The amendment will not only cover Arnolds Park, but also everyone else involved in it."

The Water Quality District Commission, which mets for the first time Tuesday, is expected to vote on the amendment.

In other business, the Arnolds Park City Council has set a meeting date for Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. to discuss city services provided outside of city limits.

"We're inviting the board of supervisors, those in Center Grove township and others who want to discuss this topic with us," said Dulin.

According to Dulin, providing services outside of city limits assesses extra liability to the government of Arnolds Park and he is concerned with the ramifications.

"The question is 'does the city want to continue to provide services outside of the city limits?'" he said.

And while the 28E agreement with Center Grove residents does not expire until January, Dulin wants to get a jump on the planning.

"We want to initiate the discussions now, rather than the first of January when we're under the gun," said Dulin. "It'll be an interesting decision.

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