County Commissioners Consider Solving ETJ Issues with City

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County Commissioners Consider Solving ETJ Issues with City

Published on January 25, 2017 by Larry Crippen

At their regular session this week, Walker County commissioners considered an agenda item to discuss or approve hiring of an attorney to represent the County in preparing a new interlocal agreement between the City of Huntsville and the County regarding extraterritorial jurisdictions.

Initially in the discussion, Commissioner Henry felt an outside attorney’s expertise on the interlocal agreement issue would be helpful . . . .

 

In response, Walker County District Attorney David Weeks recognized the legal issues involved but felt they should focus on a different approach in solving the issue . . . .

 

Mr. Weeks said he and Assistant D-A Quentin Russell could handle the legal side of things regarding the ETJ issue.

Judge Pierce suggested appointing a former commissioner with expertise in the ETJ matter to the committee. Commissioner Henry said he was willing to work with anybody, and what they needed was a “win-win situation for both parties” in the matter. Judge Pierce said they’d “get the committee appointed.” An attorney, at this point, would not be hired.

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