Thursday night, April 14, the Auburn Board of Public Works (BPW) allowed Utility Services to start developing a long-range plan to replace a well east of the city near the airport. Board Chair Chuck Knipe favored getting information to help the board in moving forward. Dr. Michael Zaruba said communities with a water source will be far ahead of ones who are not. He also did not favor drilling a well next to another one, referring to it as a band aid approach. Mac Erisman favored waiting to see what happens with the upcoming election. Rich Wilson questioned the benefits of a study.