Chiefland, Otter Creek at impasse over water deal

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By Mark Scohier, Staff writer

Otter Creek officials aren’t backing down from what could turn out to be a lawsuit against the City of Chiefland.

“Our position is that we have an interlocal agreement,” said Otter Creek Attorney Brent Baris at a conflict resolution Monday afternoon with representatives from both municipalities.

In January, after about a year of negotiations on a deal for Chiefland to sell water to Otter Creek, Chiefland commissioners effectively ended the process when a motion by Vice Mayor Teresa Barron to accept the contract died for a lack of a second. 

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