The city of Ila is interested in connecting its water lines with county water lines to help bring down their fire rating.
Ila’s city council discussed the issue at its regular business meeting Sept. 10 and agreed to have Mayor Mike Coile meet with Madison County IDA executive director Marvin White to discuss installing water lines down Hwy. 98 from Neese-Commerce Road to connect to the city’s water system.
In other business, the city clerk reported that there will be no election in Ila on Nov. 6 since both incumbents, Don Freeman and Nathaniel Hobbs, are running with no opposition.
That is a good idea. Not only would it decrease the insurance rating, the corridor from Neese-Commerce rd to Ila would have some potentially new water customers to help offset the bill for the installed lines. It is a win-win for both the city of Ila, Madison County and for the people that live in that area having lower insurance rates. Maybe even attract a business or two into the area. A little optimistic, but I still like the idea.
I am hoping that these water projects that I am seeing do get approved. As a homeowner whose well is quite literally dry it would be a good thing to those of us that have to depend on wells that are low producing or in my case not producing water at all.