An order of referral to mediation has been issued by the Circuit Court of Cullman County to determine the fate of a small privately owned portion of the Good Hope sewer system that has been under the care of the court for over half a decade.

An agreement filed in the early 1990’s between Jack Alexander, a property owner in the town, and the town council led by former mayor Frankie Jones represents the inception of the complicated case that is now being scheduled for mediation.

“What we have to determine during this mediation is what the agreement is going to be between the current property owners and the Town of Good Hope because the original Alexander agreement is out of date and the current situation was intended to be temporary.” said Nicholas.

In efforts unrelated to the Alexander case, the town has been working recently on plans to expand sewer services to its residents — a measure that some have said may be made more difficult if the issue of the Alexander Lines remains unresolved.

Read the complete story in the Jan. 19, 2011 print edition of The Cullman Times.

* Sam Rolley can be reached by e-mail at srolley@cullmantimes.com or by telephone at 734-2131 ext. 225.

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