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Pound Formally Adopts Water/Sewer Ordinance
Issue Date: February 3, 2022
At a special meeting on Monday, Jan. 31, the Pound Village Board by a 3 to 2 vote margin adopted an ordinance that formally establishes rules and regulations they have been following since 1991, when they signed an agreement for the Coleman Water and Sewer Utility to treat sewage from Pound.
The ordinance adopted is nearly identical to the Coleman Water and Sewer ordinance, but not quite. One difference is that the Pound ordinance includes a provision that it must be reviewed and revisited every five years.
Votes against adopting were cast by Trustees Wayne Gross and Mike Rogodzinski. Votes in favor were cast by Trustees Mary Meyer, John Homontowski and Village President Terry Earley.
The Pound Village Board has been discussing need to formalize the Water and Sewer regulations for several months, and Clerk/Treasurer Diane Patz had provided board members with copies of ordinances from several other area municipalities, but particularly the Village of Coleman ordinance which is basically what was adopted, with some tweaking.
Aaron Patefield, former manager of the Coleman Water and Sewer Utility and currently Operator in Charge of the Village of Pound Sewer Utility was on hand to provide information to the Village Board. Patefield has been assisting as Operator in Charge of the Pound utility until Public Works Director Scott Fuelle completes his training and becomes certified.
Patz said most of the ordinance content is regulated by Wisconsin Public Service Commission in any case, and there are few changes that will affect the public. The ordinance spells out which expenses are to be paid by the utility, which by the village and which by the property owner.
The ordinance states that everyone now receiving water service from the Village of Pound Water Utility, or who may request service in the future, shall be considered as having agreed to be bound by the rules and regulations as filed with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.