HIGHFILL — The Highfill city council released land from its water service area and approved the purchase of a drone for the Police Department July 14.
The council heard from Rod Garman about 260 acres along Readings Road that are being divided into 21 large lots. The council was told the cost to obtain easements and extend water service to the subdivision from Highfill water service would likely cost the city $92,000 or more, and it was uncertain if easements could even be obtained. The council approved releasing the lands to the Gentry water service area since Gentry has water lines across the road from the land.
The land in question is owned by RGBS Readings Road LLC and is generally situated on the east side of Readings Road and south of Garman Road. Highfill’s nearest water lines are in the area of the Pepper Hills subdivision.
Council member Chris Holland said he hates to see the city give up a portion of its water service area but voted in favor of the release because of the…