Articles in Pioneer
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.
Oconee County administrator Scott Moulder testified in court on Monday the donation of property from the county to Pioneer Rural Water District was not an endorsement of a water treatment plant proposed by Pioneer.
A former District 5 nominee for the Pioneer Rural Water District board of directors has expressed concern about the election process.