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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.

Seneca, Westminster plan legal action to thwart Pioneer
March 31, 2017 – 12:29 am | No Comment
Seneca, Westminster plan legal action to thwart Pioneer | Test

The city councils of Seneca and Westminster moved Thursday to take legal action to halt the construction by the Pioneer Rural Water District of a $19 million water treatment plant that they believe violates the district’s charter.

Audit on Pioneer plant not ‘clean,’ state rep says
March 28, 2017 – 10:07 pm | No Comment
Audit on Pioneer plant not ‘clean,’ state rep says | Test

A local state legislator has expressed concern Pioneer Rural Water District did not follow the law requiring it to provide for an independent audit of a proposed $19 million water treatment plant.

Oversight body recommended Pioneer shrink proposed plant
March 25, 2017 – 12:25 am | No Comment
Oversight body recommended Pioneer shrink proposed plant | Test

By Justin Lee Campbell
The Journal
SENECA — An oversight body charged with monitoring Pioneer Rural Water District’s spending on capital projects recommended it consider downsizing a proposed $19 million water treatment plant after assessing a state-mandated …

Pioneer still pursuing plant despite new offer
March 22, 2017 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Pioneer still pursuing plant despite new offer | Test

Despite an improved contract offer from the city of Westminster, Pioneer Rural Water District signaled at a special called board meeting Tuesday that it plans on moving forward with building a $19 million water treatment plant.