The Carthage Water and Electric Plant (CWEP) Board has been reinstated.
That’s after a majority of the members of the Carthage City Council voted recently to remove all the members of the CWEP Board.
The reinstatement was announced on Friday with the issuance of a brief joint statement by the City Council and the CWEP Board.
The statement said the two groups had resolved their differences and blamed all the problems on “miscommunications which obviously out of hand.”
The statement read as follows:
“At the suggestion of the Mayor, representatives of the City and the CWEP Board have met. As a result the parties have resolved their differences. There were some miscommunications which obviously got out of hand. The motion to remove is to be reconsidered and the present Board will continue to serve out their present terms. There will be an open meeting where the issue will be addressed. In the meantime, the present CWEP Board will continue to function and perform its duties. To be clear, both sides thought they were acting properly, but it is now clear that there was no violation of any ordinance by anyone.”