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City to require water well permits

At the suggestion of Mayor Paul Brooks, the Sundance City Council is moving forward with a new ordinance that will require residents to obtain a city permit before digging a new water well on their property.

“We’re trying to pay for a water system and I think exempting people from it is bad business,” he said.

The mayor said his suggestion was in response to land currently changing hands within the city for which the potential new owners have discussed subdividing. His concern, he said, is the possibility of a high number of new wells in town.

City Attorney Mark Hughes presented a draft ordina...

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