March 13, 2008 Legal notice
appeared in Morning Sun Regarding "Resolution No. 97-164 (A
resolution establishing Crawford County Sewer District Number 3 and
naming the Crawford County Commission as the governing body of Crawford
County Sewer District #3)
February 23, 2008:
Commissioners switch focus to Franklin sewer By
Matthew Clark | THE MORNING SUN
GIRARD — With one county sewer project, for the most part, dead in the
water, the Crawford County Commission turned its attention to
another. On Friday, commissioners discussed the upcoming
Franklin sewer project.
Franklin Community Council president Craig Stokes asked the
Commission about allocating funds that were meant for the Sewer
District No. 5 (Radley/South Radley) project to Franklin. "I
think a letter of support would be a good thing for the project,"
Stokes said. "This is a project that will help keep the communities
Commissioners were just two days removed from electing to halt the
Sewer District No. 5 project after a special hearing on Wednesday. "We
have learned some valuable lessons and we want to know just who is for
it and who is against it," said Commissioner Ralph McGeorge.
Stokes said that it is the Community Council's intent to keep
their community informed of the progress of the project. "We
discussed it at our meeting in January and we keep updates in our
newsletter," Stokes said.. County Counselor Jim Emerson said
that of the 176 easements needed for the Franklin project, there were
just 25 that were left to obtain. "In talking with Kramer
Engineering, they are needed and there is no way to draw around it,"
Commissioners did not seem to have a problem with issuing a letter of
support to be sent to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural
Development division. "To help keep that money in Crawford
County, we would be crazy not to," said Commissioner Tom
Unlike Sewer District No. 5, Stokes said that there was no intention on
seeking and immediate end to the project. <>"Dissolving
district is not an option at this point," Stokes said. "As time goes on
it will help other areas and we have to work
together." Commissioners decided to give their letter
of support and to also give permission for condemnation proceedings to
occur if the remaining 25 easements are not negotiated and obtained.
"We are going to keep moving on with the project and keep everyone
informed," Stokes said.