Public comments may be submitted through email, mail
Due to recent events involving COVID-19, the City of Mount Pleasant has cancelled all events at the Civic Center through the end of April.
This will prevent the public from walking in and providing a verbal comment on April 14 about the Region D Initially Prepared Plan (IPP).
"This does not substantially affect the public's ability to provide a written comment," Robyn Goodson, representative of Mount Pleasant, wrote in a statement released Tuesday morning. "The public has the right to make public comments at this time... ."
Comments can be submitted through the mail to P.O. Box 955, Hughes Springs, Texas 75656 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on the Northeast Texas Municipal Water District website at http://www.netmwd.com/.
Comments can be made on any relevant topic, including, but not limited to: conservation, reuse, strategies to use during drought, groundwater usage, surface water supplies, population forecasts and strategies to be used during the next 50 years to assure that all future needs are met.
At this time, plans are being made to reschedule the public hearing to a day and time that will enable the public to make verbal comments about the IPP, Goodson wrote.
"We encourage everyone to use the website provided and to leave their written comment as it pertains to the IPP of the Regional Water Plan of the North East Texas Regional Water Planning Group," she stated. "The IPP is the starting point for receiving comments on the development of a written comprehensive plan for the current cycle of regional water planning."