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New policy needed for out-of-town utilities

The Sundance City Council has come to the realization that it needs a solid policy on providing utilities to landowners whose property is outside of town limits.

On the one hand, the council did not consider a request from a local resident to provide water to his home in the canyon area to be unreasonable.

On the other hand, Public Works Director Mac Erickson and Karla Greaser of Trihydro, City Engineers, are concerned about the “can of worms” that granting this request might open.

Until a policy is put in place, the council felt it prudent to delay giving an answer to the landowners’ request....