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North Port City Commission to discuss septic to sewer conversion costs for existing homes

NORTH PORT – North Port city commissioners will revisit the concept of expanding wastewater and water services to homes within the city, as well as discuss potential hookup costs, Tuesday, at their last scheduled meeting in 2021.

The board last discussed a plan to bring water and sewer to 29 areas of the city originally platted by General Development Corp. in May.

On a 3-2 vote at that meeting, the commission approved both a plan for water and sewer expansion and a $474,796 design contract for the first phase of expansion with Kimley Horn & Associates. But all three board members who approved that step – then-mayor Jill Luke, Barbara Langdon and Alice White – also pledged to approve the expansion, if it proved too costly for the residents.

The most current reference available as part of the proposal – from May 2019 – noted that there are 11,158 parcels on sewer in that part of North Port, 16,332 occupied parcels on septic; and 28,332 undeveloped parcels that are grandfathered in for well and septic service, should the owners choose to build there.