Industrial board gets utility survey
by Alan Reed
Jul 25, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Tennessee Valley Authority has been asked by the Cadiz-Trigg County Industrial Authority to conduct a review of available utilities at the Industrial Park to assess current capabilities and needs for attracting future businesses.

“Water appears to be more critical than anything right now,” said Board President Don Leibee.

Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey said, “We’ve worked with Barkley Lake Water to increase capacity. The City of Cadiz has hooked into their lines.”

Trigg County Judge/Executive Stan Humphries said, “If we can work together with city and county sources to fill the (American Legion Swimming Pool) I am sure we can work together on this.”

The need for more water and other utilities may hinder the industrial park from attracting business. According to Leibee, the TVA removed the industrial park from a list of prospects due to the lack of water capacity. “Right now we have a four-inch line servicing the area. Unless we have a gigantic need, we should have adequate capacity now.”

Leibee added that Atmos gas recently installed a pipe that should service most businesses adequately, and that Pennyrile Electric was unsure of the ability to furnish electricity.

Board Member Steve Allen said, “It’s not enough to plan on including utilities in the future, we need to have them in place now.”

The TVA will report its findings to the board on August 3 at 2:00 p.m.

Economic Development Commission Director Sharon Butts reported that the new Industrial Board website, shared with the Trigg County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Commission was now available online. “We’ve really come along with the website. Everyone is very satisfied with the community landing page which will direct you to what you are looking for.”

For the rest of this story, read this week's Cadiz Record.
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