Rincon City Council voted on Monday to offer to supply water and sewer services to the Springfield Investment Company — but with the city’s “normal stipulations,” according to city attorney, Raymond Dickey.
What that means is annexation, a policy the city seems entrenched on maintaining. The company had originally asked Rincon to provide these services as its property is just outside Rincon’s city limits and about 2 miles from Springfield’s infrastructure.
Keith Johnson with Springfield Investment Co. said they had followed the appropriate procedures in requesting the services from Rincon, and when months went by without a response from them, he turned to the city of Springfield.
“Without getting any service from the county or Rincon, Springfield Investment is turning to other options, and really, the only other option is us,” said Springfield City Manager Brett Bennett.
Johnson said earlier that he doesn’t know what type of user might be on the property
“What we have is a situation until you have (water services) in place, or a letter of intent or agreement that someone will serve the property, it’s very hard to get people to look real hard (at the property) because they want to be sure they can get the services in place,” he said. “We’re kind of at the end of our road.”