Officials: Sewer contract confusing

A nearly 25-year-old agreement is causing some confusion in City Hall.

The Jefferson City finance committee has requested a full report and history on an agreement with the town of St. Martins concerning the city sewer system and applicable rates.

The agreement, which dates back to 1989, essentially gives a portion of the St. Martins sewer system to Jefferson City, and requires Jefferson City to maintain the entire system and give St. Martins residents the same sewer rates as Jefferson City residents.

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Committee chairman and Second Ward Councilman Rich Koon said, aside from the St. Martins agreement, people who live outside of Jefferson City limits and are in the sewer system pay three times the sewer rate of Jefferson City and St. Martins residents.

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