Residents in Richmond have one final chance to participate in signing up for easements. The easements are part of the new Regional Utility Service Systems (RUSS). Tracy Balbort with the Geode Resource Conservation and Development says the preliminary sewer routes with the project engineer are being reviewed and the easements will be signed.
Current homeowners who have signed up for the easements will not incur any fees to be hooked up to the system. Washington County Supervisor Wes Rich says a letter was sent out to residents stating after 15 days residents will have to pay to be hooked up to the system.
He adds this is a project that has to be done. Balbort says a valid form of identification should be brought for notarization purposes of the easements. This final meeting takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight in the Kalona Community Center.