McLendon-Chisholm City Council unanimously passed a resolution approving an Asset Transfer Agreement, which includes water, utility (both inside and outside the City’s limits) and calling upon the Board of Directors for RCH Water Supply Corporation to authorize and approve the same. Additionally, the City Council approved the City Administrator Konrad Hildebrandt and Mayor Pro Tem Adrienne Balkum to enter negotiations with authorized service providers to provide interim operation, maintenance and billing services for water on behalf of RCH.
“We hope the RCH WSC Board Directors will discuss and take action at their next board meeting at City Hall on June 7 at 4:00 pm to approve the Asset Transfer Agreement and agree to the City of McLendon-Chisholm handling all maintenance and operational functions of RCH so customers are not inconvenienced or negatively impacted by their current status.” says Mayor Keith Short.
Further, Mayor Pro Tem Balkum explained, “This resolution says McLendon-Chisholm wants RCH to transfer all its assets, systems and all customers to the City. Most importantly, this will provide an immediate remedy by initiating the process of allowing the City to negotiate an Interim Management Agreement on behalf of RCH to handle the day-to-day operations, business affairs, repair, maintenance, water meter reading, billing, etc. RCH is currently unable to handle. The RCH Board Directors will still need to host an election with the ballot language to members to vote for or against the transfer agreement.”
Certified letters have been sent to RCH’s Board of Directors containing the signed resolution, asset transfer agreement, authorization letter and a request to add these items onto the next agenda.
H2O Services is no longer providing billing administration and operations to RCH Water Supply Corporation as of May 3, 2023. Local management from the City of Rockwall and Blackland Water Supply Corporation has been graciously managing the pump station operations and notifications on a temporary basis. There is a new lockbox installed at City Hall for anyone who would like to drop off their check for a past billing statement.
The RCH website is still undergoing revisions and payments are no longer being processed online.
For emergencies, water line breaks or maintenance issues please contact the after hours phone number (325) 266-8366.