Council to consider extending contract with the CCWSD

Tuesday night the Miles City Council will consider an extension to the city’s agreement with the Custer County Water and Sewer District No. 2.

If approved, the agreement will be extended through June 30, 2018. 

Mayor John Hollowell said Monday morning that the extension would bring no changes to the agreement. 

The current agreement was decided in April 2006 and ran through June 2011. An additional five years was added, and then another year was added, taking it to June 2017.

Hollowell said the city is considering annexation and isn’t ready to enter into a new agreement at this time, opting for another extension instead. He said the city is working “in good faith” and is not closing down negotiations with the district. 

The resolution states, “… the parties do not anticipate that negotiations will be complete by June 30, 2017, and wish to extend the underlying contract and negotiation period for an additional one-year period.” 

Also on the agenda is an ordinance correcting a city zoning map.  Hollowell described it as a housekeeping item. It corrects the map, but does not change any of the current zones and has nothing to do with annexation.