Sewer district ordinance tabled

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By The Staff

Magistrates tabled the first reading of an ordinance Tuesady allowing the City of Crestwood to withdraw from the Oldham County Sewer District.

Judge-Executive Duane Murner said there is a dispute whether the Oldham County Sewer District is organized under Section 76 or Section 220, as well as if the fiscal court approved the merger at all.

Crestwood officials approved the merger originally and will have a chance to look at the ordinance before it reaches fiscal court.

Last month, officials discussed the troubled finances of OCSD, which is currently $16 million in debt. The court recommended the district increase rates, restructure their debt, and cut expenses by $400,000.

Officials are still in search of solutions for the sewer district’s debt problem. Murner said there may be other opportunities that may not have been explored yet.