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Flint city council holds hours-long closed-door session ahead of water contract expiration

Council members spent hours in closed-door sessions with attorneys and representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency. (Photo Credit: Sarah Jaeger){ }

FLINT, Mich. --Council members spent hours in closed-door sessions with attorneys and representatives from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Similar meetings were held earlier in the week including a nine-hour closed-door session Thursday.

Councilman Humphrey had to leave Friday's meetings upon learning his wife was in a car accident.

The council has been under scrutiny to approve this deal since April.

Both Mayor Karen Weaver and Governor Snyder have voiced support for signing the deal.

The city has been operating on a month-to-month contract with the Great Lakes Water Authority that is set to expire November 30.

U.S. District Judge David Lawson will hear arguments from the MDEQ on Monday.

The department hoping to force Mayor Weaver into signing the 30-year deal.

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