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New AG opinion on Pioneer affirms first conclusion
April 22, 2017 – 12:19 am | No Comment
New AG opinion on Pioneer affirms first conclusion | Test

Despite changes to enabling legislation for Pioneer Rural Water District, the state attorney general’s office stands by its original opinion issued in 2012 the charter does not give Pioneer explicit authority to build a new water treatment plant.

Pioneer customer base ‘kind of moves,’ official says
April 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Pioneer customer base ‘kind of moves,’ official says | Test

Although the customer base for Pioneer Rural Water District has been stagnant for almost a decade, Pioneer’s top official said Monday the district rejected recommendations from a state utilities watchdog to downsize a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.

Senate bill would ‘pause’ Pioneer plant until court ruling
April 21, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Senate bill would ‘pause’ Pioneer plant until court ruling | Test

A local state legislator has filed a joint resolution in the Senate that would require Pioneer Rural Water District to halt construction on a $19 million water treatment plant until a court rules on the plant’s fate.

Pioneer changes tune on need for system upgrades
April 19, 2017 – 9:44 pm | No Comment
Pioneer changes tune on need for system upgrades | Test

The top official for Pioneer Rural Water District told customers on Monday the district could not service a “large” customer in the Golden Corner Commerce Park without building a new water treatment plant.

Answers not the point of Pioneer town hall
April 19, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Answers not the point of Pioneer town hall | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District deserves credit for what it did Monday — cooking hot dogs, inviting customers and media out and answering questions about the water treatment plant its board voted to bond for $19 million earlier this year.

Pioneer manager sheds light on nominations
April 8, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Pioneer manager sheds light on nominations | Test

A Pioneer Rural Water District meeting planned next week to accept nominations for two of the five seats on its board of directors has been delayed until next month.

Defiant Pioneer hires law firm to fight legal action
April 7, 2017 – 12:28 am | No Comment
Defiant Pioneer hires law firm to fight legal action | Test

Pioneer Rural Water District took the first step at a special called board meeting Thursday in fighting a complaint filed in court this week by Oconee County and the cities of Seneca and Westminster.

House bill would overhaul Pioneer’s legislation
April 6, 2017 – 12:27 am | No Comment
House bill would overhaul Pioneer’s legislation | Test

A local state lawmaker hopes to push through 11th-hour legislation reforming the way Pioneer Rural Water District elects its board of directors and further restricting its ability to construct a water treatment plant.

Sewer authority joins effort to stop Pioneer plant
April 4, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Sewer authority joins effort to stop Pioneer plant | Test

The Oconee Joint Regional Sewer Authority joined Oconee County and the cities of Seneca and Westminster Monday in taking legal action to halt the construction by Pioneer Rural Water District of a $19 million water treatment plant.

County joins cities in effort to stop Pioneer plant
March 31, 2017 – 10:59 pm | No Comment
County joins cities in effort to stop Pioneer plant | Test

Following suit with the cities of Seneca and Westminster a day earlier, Oconee County Council moved Friday to take legal action to halt the building of a $19 million water treatment plant by Pioneer Rural Water District.