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Page 6A Hays Free Press • June 10, 2015 BY KIM HILSENBECK Mountain City council members took no action Monday night on a pro- posed Interlocal Agree- ment (ILA) with the city of Kyle and Hays County that would transfer a portion of Mountain City's extraterritorial jurisdic- tion (ETJ) to Kyle. In exchange, the city of Kyle would provide water / wastewater for Anthem, the proposed development in what is currently Mountain City's ETJ. Under the proposed ILA, Mountain City would relinquish that land and get road repairs from Hays County. ClarkWilson signed a development agreement with Mountain City. He then signed a contract with private water firm Electro Purification (EP) to provide water for 2,200 planned homes. The ILA has caused much consternation among residents of the tiny town. Residents have spoken at meetings and emailed the council with an almost unanimous "no" to the ILA. no action After a recent special public hearing for Mountain City residents, the council indicated a desire to go back to Kyle to negotiate a better deal for the ILA, which many residents said they felt was not favorable to Mountain City. At a recent special pub- lic hearing, Mountain City Mayor Tiffany Curnutt in- dicated a desire to go back to Kyle to negotiate a bet- ter deal for the ILA, which many residents said they felt was not favorable to Mountain City. At that meeting, Wilson indicated his desire to see the ILA pass so he could dissolve his contract with EP. According to Kyle City Manager Scott Sellers, he met with representatives of Mountain City, Hays County and Wilson on June 1. He said the group discussed the ILA but made no changes. "Primarily the meet- ing was used to clarify within the [ETJ]." Sellers said a time and date were decided for an upcoming town hall meeting and Mayor Todd Webster was invited to represent Kyle in that discussion. Hays Coun- ty Commissioner Mark Jones is hosting that meeting at 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the Plum Creek Golf Course. After Monday's Moun- tain City council meeting, several residents spoke with Curnutt and mayor pro-tem Phillip Taylor. According to one resident, Taylor indicated his oppo- sition the ILA. That same resident said Curnutt indicated language a n,,d intent in the she wants to research the agreement, Sellers wrote issue on her own time. in an email. "One possible Mountain City will hold addition to the agreement a special called meeting with Kyle was discussed, on June 22 to possibly which involved exchang- take action on a motion to ing an additional property adopt the ILA. You're Invited, Celebrate Independence Day with us! ........................................................................................ ] .......... R .. 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Michelle Marie Car- ey-Charba, age 43, found May 25 in Caldwell County 5. William Charba, age 6, not found yet 6. Jonathan Andrew McComb, age 6, found May 27 near Water Park Road and RR 3237 in Wimberley 7. Leigh McComb. age 4, not found yet 8. Dayton Larry Thomas, age 74, found in northern San Marcos May 24 9. Jose Alvaro Artea- ga-Pichardo, age 29, found in the area of Loop 165 in Wtmberley May 26 1O.Kenneth Reissig, age 81, found May 28 near the Blanco River at Narrows Road, near the Btanco/ Hays County line. Continued from pg. 3A ,need to gain public sup- port;saying she didn't be- iieve the city would move forward without "signifi- cant community buy in." If approved, she be- lieves an adequate out- reach program could gar- lier community support. For Kennedy, it hearkens to her mantra of making "the best use of our cur- rent water resources." ,I think we are in a fan- tastic position to become a trailblazer with DPR," Kennedy said. 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