Houston County Repulican Women Have Mayor as Guest

By: Deanna Bettineschi Email
By: Deanna Bettineschi Email

The Houston County Republican Women weren't shy about showing their support for the Dothan’s mayor.

“He's always a wonderful speaker and he’s got so much going on in the community and we always love to hear from him.” Houston County Republican Women President Valerie Judah said.

Schmitz updated residents on a couple of important issues.

“We've been in a lawsuit for several years.” Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz said.

An issue the city has finally resolved

“Basically what happened is the west side expanded so fast that our city sewage system couldn't handle it.” Schmitz said.

Schmitz said the city needed to fix this issue whether the lawsuit was there or not...so they did.

“We were able to open that up. Decommission the old one. “Schmitz said.

As part of ending this lawsuit, the city agreed to an administrative order.

“What that says is we have to do a study of our community about future needs, but we need to do that anyway. It’s the right thing to do, it’s a thirty three month process.” Schmitz said.

A process that could help city officials work on future goals.

“At the end, I’m going to tell you up front, we have plans on the east side, we have the medical school that’s opening, We have a company from Fort Rucker that’s building housing out there for the medical school. We got a lot of great things going out on the east side.” Schmitz said.

Schmitz says fixing these issues shows the city's commitment to making Dothan the best it can be.
Schmitz says they were able to get out of the lawsuit with no criminal charges.

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