Who empowered this board?
“Pursuant to IC 13-26, the Adams County Commissioners, upon the recommendation of the Adams County Board of Health, petitioned the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) for an order directing the “Adams County Regional Sewer District” to be organized. Resolutions to support and approve the petition were signed by the Adams County Board of Health on December 3, 2008, and by the Adams County Council on December 9, 2008. The Adams County Commissioners signed the request for IDEM to approve the petition on December 9, 2008. Upon a lengthy review by IDEM, which included opportunity for public comment, IDEM Commissioner, Thomas Easterly, ordered the district be organized on September 24, 2009 and the order became effective after a required 33-day waiting period.”

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1. What authority does this board have to impose this project on the residents?
2. Who empowered this board?
3. Is there a local government such as the State or County government that can manage these projects and have the cost included in the property tax structure, thus spreading the cost to all?
4. How will you protect the home owners in the event of long power outages?
5. When completed - who owns the sewer line?
6. Who maintains the line and equipment?
7. Why are we being billed for a service that we are not receiving yet?
8. Who gets what part of the monthly sewer fee?
9. There are an awful lot of homes out here. Why should it cost each of us so much?
10. What about all the homes that will be built after this is done, what are they going to pay?
11. If your sewer system has been updated recently, why would you have to hook into the new one?
12. Some of us Senior Citizens want to stay in our own homes and you make that hard to do when you increase our overhead. We need to put in a new well. How will this affect us?
13. What is the procedure to connect to the District Sewage Collection System?