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City sends water proposals
Parsley drafts letter to DUD
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Proposals have been sent from Smithville City Attorney Vester Parsley, Jr. to DeKalb Utility District (DUD) outlining suggested plans for a new water contract between the two. The existing agreement, a ten-year contract, will expire Dec. 31.Parsley presented the proposals in a letter to DUD manager Jon Foutch, dated Nov. 14.City officials said that the mayor and aldermen have been a part of the process, the city council has not voted on the proposals included in the letter. Any plan accepted by DUD would be subject to final approval by the council.One plan proposes a new ten-year contract, with DUD paying $2.20 per 1,000 gallons for the first five years and $2.40 per 1,000 gallons for the remaining five years.