— The city of Carlinville is free to begin work connecting to their new water source with Alluvial Regional Water Company.
This comes as part of a decision before the Illinois Supreme Court last week.
After more than three and half years of legal battles, the city can resume work.
Accusations by a couple from Carlinville against the City of Carlinville stated that they did not have the right to join with two other communities. The collaboration with Dorchester and Jersey County Water would have formed the Alluvial Regional Water Company.
Interim mayor Sarah Oswald responded to the accusation that the city wasn’t open with residents about the process. She claims there wasn’t any truth to it.
“All the votes were taken on an open floor,” Oswald states. “The committee would come and talk to us in public comments or beyond the agenda. I don’t remember any vote taken in executive session ever.”
Oswald believes more towns will join the project with the lawsuit concluded.
This suit has also prevented Dorchester and Jersey counties from moving forward with the project.
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