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PRWID Readdresses Subdivision Project


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By CHARI JELSMA
Sun Advocate reporter

At the regularly scheduled Price River Water Improvement District meeting on, May 3, the subject of a subdivision project near Kenilworth was readdressed.

At the April 19 meeting, developer Mel Coonrod brought plans in for the PRWID board to review.

Coonrod explained the need for water approval for the 13 lots to be developed in the subdivision.

There appeared to be no problem with the information provided by Coonrod, but PRWID's district manager, Phillip Palmer, said that the plan still needed to be studied.

The board gave Coonrod a preliminary approval on the project, but the matter was reviewed at the May 3 meeting.

At the Tuesday meeting, the board discussed the need to send an approval letter of availability to the county planning and zoning for the subdivision plans for Coonrod.

A letter of approval is required for the planning and zoning board to give approval for design.

The letter would inform the county's planning and zoning board that there is water available in the area in question.

PRWID is concerned about qualifications that will need to be met for the water to be available. PRWID officials believe that a letter giving preliminary approval may be misconstrued as approval for the developers to go ahead with the plan.

The plans for the proposed subdivision have already been reviewed by PRWID engineers and approved if qualifications are met.

There are water lines in the area, but they will not be able to use the sewer and will have to have a septic system installed.

The subject of the Coonrod subdivision was carried by a unanimous vote.

Also discussed at the May 3 meeting was the adoption of three new resolutions.

Resolution 2005-2 is a plan amendment for the district's Social Security replacement fund.

Resolution 2005-3 is a municipal wastewater planning program.

Resolution 2004-4 adopts the irrigation water lease form.

All three resolutions passed the PRWID panel unanimously.

In 1983, employees of PRWID opted out of the Social Security plan. While they work for PRWID, they do not pay into Social Security. Resolution 2005-2 addresses the subject.

Instead of Social Security, PRWID has set up a replacement plan for employees, which was discussed by the board at the meeting.

When employees retire, they will receive what was paid into Social Security before the individuals started working for PRWID.

The retirees will also receive what PRWID paid into the replacement plan under the employees' names.

Employees who lose jobs and choose to pull out the money can do so if they decide to go through the trouble, or it can be rolled over to Ameritrade, who is the trustee. Employees that are fired before December 31 of this year can withdraw the money if they decide to and will not have to go through the trouble to do so before the resolution is passed.


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