HALLSVILLE —City residents are being asked to approve the idea of selling Hallsville's wastewater utility, a move that could bring needed improvements to the system but has some residents concerned that the city is rushing into a decision that could have serious future consequences.
City officials stress that the vote would not automatically mean that the system would be sold. One company has already put in a proposal, and more are expected. Voters will be asked whether the system should be sold when they go to the polls at the Hallsville Fairgrounds on Tuesday.
This question will be the only issue on the ballot, and if it receives a simple majority vote, the city will continue to investigate the possibility of selling the sewer system. Then, if it is chosen by city officials as the best option, the city aldermen will vote whether to accept any of the proposals.
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