Akron Hopes to Acquire Reservoir

Akron Hopes to Acquire Reservoir

The right of the city of Akron, Ohio, to acquire the state-built Tuscarawas Reservoir, proposed in the act sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, was contained in an ironclad amendment presented to the Council in a partial report made by the water committee. Under the original Chamber of Commerce bill the state was to become sole owner of the improvement. The amendment applies as well to other municipalities in whose vicinity like projects are or may be contemplated. A prior amendment. provided that in carrying out the improvement nothing should be done that should prejudice the water rights of the city, but the water committee’s recommendations went many steps further in the way of seeing to it that the city acquired the complete work if its citizens cared to do so. Both amendments were referred to the Water Committee for further serutiny. The report winds up with a resolution providing that copies of the report, together with the resolutions and amendment to the proposed hill be forwarded to the governor, and members of the legislature. A second resolution also provides that before any action be taken upon the proposed bill, the City of Akron and all other interested municipalities may have the opportunity to be heard in their behalf.

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