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After spending more than half a million dollars on litigation defending the construction of a multimillion-dollar water treatment plant, Pioneer Rural Water District general manager Terry Pruitt has no regrets.
Seneca city administrator Greg Dietterick confirmed on Monday the city of Seneca will not appeal a recent decision by Judge R. Lawton McIntosh to deny a request for an injunction against a local water district’s construction of a $21 million water treatment plant.
The Pioneer Rural Water District treatment plant under construction by Harper Corporation is nearly halfway finished.
Seneca city administrator Greg Dietterick blasted a judge’s ruling denying requests to stop construction of a multi-million-dollar water treatment plant by a local water district.
Judge R. Lawton McIntosh ruled in Pioneer Rural Water District’s favor on Thursday when he denied a request to stop construction of a $21.4 million water treatment plant.
The plaintiffs in a legal battle with Pioneer Rural Water District over construction of a water treatment plant concluded their post-trial brief by claiming Pioneer broke state law when it entered into a $17 million contract with a construction company.
Attorneys for Pioneer Rural Water District filed a post-trial memorandum on Monday claiming “imperfections” in a notice for a 2013 audit on the proposal of a new water treatment plant do not invalidate the audit or justify an injunction against construction.
A trial set to determine whether Pioneer Rural Water District must stop construction of a $21.6 million water treatment plant concluded on Thursday when the judge ruled state law does not bar Pioneer from building a water treatment facility.
Pioneer Rural Water District general manager Terry Pruitt testified on Tuesday he did not know if Pioneer officials informed accounting firm Payne, White and Schmutz the water district had entered into a $17 million construction contract before conducting an audit.