Committee named to study Belah gas issue

Committee named to study Belah gas issue

A committee to study and make recommendations on finding a solution to the natural gas service problem in the Belah Community was named by Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards following a lengthy discussion at the July meeting of the Jena Town Council held Tuesday night of last week.

At its June meeting, the Town Council voted to discontinue natural gas service to residents on the Belah system because the system has become dangerous and hazardous and maintenance and upkeep has become prohibited.

Mayor Edwards said town officials had met with state officials and were told that the town would need to replace or abandon the Belah area of the gas system. Replacing the system would cost an estimated $1-million which the Mayor said at the time that it would take the town around 50 years to recoup.

 

 

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