Ruling on Sterlington vs. GOWC will come next week

(The News-Star) - According to our partners at The News-Star, a Fourth Judicial District Court Judge Alvin Sharp will determine whether Sterlington should get water pipes owned by Greater Ouachita Water Co. next week.

GOWC rested its case Thursday. Attorneys are set to provide final written summations by Monday, and Sharp will rule by Dec. 14. He did not rule on a GOWC request to dismiss the case on the grounds Sterlington didn't prove the necessity of the expropriation.

If the judge rules in favor of Sterlington, the boundaries of the property to be expropriated will be set before a jury trial in January. The jury trial will set the price for the assets.

On Thursday, only GOWC engineer Charles Taylor provided testimony.

He said a previous plan that Sterlington had for developing it's own surface water treatment plant was good and complete to serve the town when it was drawn. Since then, however, Sterlington has annexed more land, and the new areas are not accounted for by the old plan.

The newest plans provided by the town, he said, seem to change daily.

Read more at The News-Star.


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