Letter: Fanning Springs sewer plant not welcome

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By The Staff

Since it was noted that no one from the Citizen was present, we assumed that you received no notice of the meeting, just like 3/4 of the attendees who live around the proposed site for the sewer treatment plant.

A neighbor to the proposed site – Meadowwoods – discovered the proposed meeting and spread the word to all the surrounding residents who would be affected by the sewer plant, it’s proposed spraying of the treated “effluent” – using anhydrous chloride – and exposed to the odor of the effluent and chlorine as it sank into the ground and polluted their wells and water table. All of these residents are not residents of Fanning Springs, and are outside the voting district.

Interestingly, the proposed site is also not in the city of Fanning Springs, but has somehow been annexed by the city.

The meeting convened at Fanning Springs City Hall at 1 p.m. on August 25. Present were Mayor Cheryl Nekola, several council members, and Joe Mittauer, representing the sewer plant developer. Also present were approximately 50 people representing businesses and landowners of Fanning Springs and rural Fanning Springs.

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