The city of Hallsville will move forward with investigating privatizing the city’s sewer system after the city’s residents voted yes on a ballot issue concerning the sewer.
The ballot issue passed with 68% of the vote, with 136 votes for yes and 64 votes for no. There was a 22.56% overall voter turnout Tuesday.
Although the sewer issue passed in Hallsville, the city does not have to sell the system. This simply means the city will continue to explore the proposals it has received from private companies to buy the system.
After putting out a request for proposals with a deadline of Friday, the city received proposals from three different private entities: Missouri American Water, Liberty Utilities and Boone County Regional Sewer District.
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