Members of the Nocona City Council addressed the abolishment of the North Montague County Water Supply District Board during a Jan. 9 meeting.
Nocona City Manager Lynn Henley explained the board was formed in the 1950s by the city with a 40-year agreement in place or until all bonds were paid off. Those bonds were paid off during the 1990s. When the board was formed, a requirement by the State of Texas to serve on a water board was living within the city limits.
“Somewhere along the way, the state began having a hard time finding people to serve on boards,” said Henley. “The election code changed to requiring you only own property within the district to serve, which meant those living outside the city could dictate what you can sell water for, which isn’t good.”
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