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Annexed Corinth resident still seeking city water
by Jebb Johnston
Jul 16, 2014 | 120 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
An annexed Corinth resident continues her plea for city water service so that she can expand her business.

Margaret Bradley on Tuesday asked the Board of Mayor and Aldermen to pay the approximately $15,000 cost of boring under the highway to extend city water service to her business at 2103 Highway 72 East, where she wants to add an additional building next to her photography studio. A commercial sprinkler system would be required under the city building code, but her water service from the Alcorn Water Association does not provide enough water pressure to power such a system.

Bradley said the Corinth Gas & Water Department “has generously agreed” to pay for the tap into the main transmission line but declined to pay the cost of boring under the highway.

She said she is asking the city to pay the boring cost because “the city did agree to bring me water a long time ago. So I was hoping that we could work something out.”

Mayor Tommy Irwin said he believes it is a matter for consideration by the utilities commission, which sets the direction for Corinth Gas & Water.

Alderman Chip Wood requested more details on the costs and asked the attorney to review the legal matters involved. The board voted to continue Bradley’s request for a zoning variance regarding the sprinkler requirement.

The annexation ordinance of 1993 brought the property into the city, and the ordinance contains statements about making utility improvements in the annexed areas.

Bradley first appeared before the mayor and aldermen in April to appeal the board of adjustment’s rejection of her application for a zoning variance.

In other business:

• The board scheduled property cleanup hearings for 5 p.m. Aug. 5 for 603 Confederate, 604 School, 1502 Tate, 1811 Droke, 1806 Droke, 1017 Linden, Bunch Street (Mitchell property), Wick Street (Wegmann), 1408 Cruise, 1304 Pine Lake Drive, Main Street (Knight), 1707 Meadows Drive, lots 5 and 16 in block 678 of Anderson Addition, 1720 Webster, Tate Street (Treece) and Mississippi Street (Henderson).

• In public hearings on cleanup, the board adjudicated 202 Johns Street and gave 60-day continuances for 1718 Droke Road and 2301 Louisiana Street.
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