Ellis County commission reviews septic system regulations

The Ellis County Commission on Monday heard an overview of the county’s regulations for private septic systems, following the controversial rejection of a recent subdivision plat request.

The commission in late November rejected a proposal for a six-home residential subdivision known as Blue Sky Acres. Commissioner Marcy McClelland, at that time, expressed concern about the possibility of contamination from the private septic systems that are necessary for rural development.

Commissioner Barbara Wasinger requested a discussion of the county’s policies following the tied 1-1 vote, which Wasinger abstained from due to a conflict of interest. Her husband is serving as the developer’s attorney.

Zoning administrator/environmental sanitarian Karen Purvis discussed the current regulations, which were implemented in 1992 in efforts to prevent contamination.

(Read more: Hays Daily News)