Williams City Council OKs water agreement
The Williams City Council approved a revision to an agreement between the city and the Petersons for waterline easement and property access In a special session of the council on Aug. 7.
The agreement was signed in 2011, when the city and the Petersons were interested in purchasing the same piece of land.
The city received 2.5 acres of the land to build a $3.6 million water infrastructure improvement project.
As part of the agreement, the city would permit the Petersons' parcel to connect to city water lines without payment of connection fees.
Some council members raised concerns about an amendment to the agreement in a July 31 meeting. They were concerned that the easement agreement would terminate if the work wasn't completed by the end of 2016 and they said it was unclear whether the language authorizing the construction included the city's proposed driveway.
City Administrator Charles Bergson said all easement agreements are now in order and the city can move forward in submitting a list of conditions that have to be approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to go through the process for final loan funding.