Floyd County, city of Martin go to court over water treatment bill
Officials in the city of Martin say the Floyd County fiscal court owes them nearly $60,000. Floyd County officials say that is not true. Now the matter is going to court.
The issue surrounds the wastewater treatment plant. Martin city officials say the county used it for wastewater processing from the county landfill and did not pay part of the contract. County officials say they ended the contract and owe them nothing. The contract shows the City of Martin and Floyd County Fiscal Court had an inter-local agreement for the city's wastewater plant to handle waste from the county landfill.
Floyd County attorney Keith Bartley said Martin was polluting Floyd County's water ways and decided to absolve itself from the business relationship. Clyde Johnson, who is Martinâ€™s city attorney, said Martin wants what they feel is owed. The dispute will be decided in court.