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Hawkins City Council to vote on sewer system tonight

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A vote could come down tonight on a project that's stirring up some Wood County residents.

In Hawkins, a possible tax increase is on the table, all to help pay for a multi-million dollar sewer project.

This special city council meeting is just getting underway, and as we saw last week, the meeting has the potential to get ugly in a heartbeat.

A special city council meeting on the project is set for tonight.

Under the current plan, the city will go $3.7M into debt to pay for.

Some residents went to Thursday night's meeting to show their displeasure with the project, saying city council members failed to get input from the community before they put in bids for the project.

The city plans to pay for the project by raising taxes, a prospect that greatly upset some at the meeting.

Again, the city council will vote tonight on whether to approve a new city-wide tax rate and the new sewer.

We have a crew inside the meeting right now and will have an update for you tonight on KLTV 7 news at 10.

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