KANAWHA COMMISSION MEETING Town Of Pratt Agrees To Hand Over Water System To WV Water
Reported by: Katy Brown
Web Producer: Mamie Buoy
Reported: Sep. 6, 2012 11:31 PM EDT
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
The Kanawha County Commission hashed out a number of issues at their meeting Thursday night, most notably dealing with what's in store for the town of Pratt.
Pratt and its water system have about $140,000 worth of IRS leans against them, and the town doesn't have any way to pay back those leans. The town's mayor says the money was used to pay other bills.
Commissioners and Mayor Gary Fields agreed to hand over the town's water system to West Virginia Water.
"They wanted to hang onto it, which I understand the pride of the community; but we have to do something," says Commission President Kent Carper. "They have to have clean water. They cannot even pay the interest of the leans they owe to the IRS and state. I think it can be worked out. It's going to take some work."
Both Mayor Fields and the Kanawha County Commission hope to make these changes as soon as possible.
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