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Board of County Commissioners at July 27, 2002 Meeting

The Reporter News writes about Commissoner decisions at the BOCC Meeting held on July, 2002. Included within the report were several wastewater matters of interest to Duck Key.

The BOCC approved

- a resolution to equalize sewer hook-up and monthly fees. The BOCC chose as a goal for fees throughout the Keys - no higher than $2,700 for hook-ups and $35 monthly fees.

- pursuing a stand-alone sewer project for Conch Key.

Commissioner George Neugent protested the decision with Neugent and staff appearing to favor hooking Conch Key up to waste water plant at Hawk's Cay with the take over the sewer operation eventually by the county. Because of too many unknowns about costs for the Hawk's Cay project, commissioners eventually chose the stand-alone project for Conch Key.


In an article by Alyson Matley in the Keynoter entitled , "Politics helps decide Conch Key wastewater site" it was reported that, " Monroe County commissioners last week chose to steer clear of political controversy, even if the decision costs a little more, when they opted to pursue a stand-alone wastewater treatment plant for Conch Key, " rather than tie into the Hawk's Cay trteatment plant.

Ironically although the Commission chose to equalize monthly fees throughout the Keys with a $35 monthly fee as a goal at the meeting, their decision to go with a stand alone system for Conch Key probably means residents of Conch Key will pay an estimated $79 monthly fee, instead of a monthly fee of $64 should the system be joined with Hawk's Cay Waste Water. Debt-service fees, administrative and other costs make the stand-alone system, more expensive said a report from Consultant engineers CH2MHill.









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