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PRWID Approves Draft Agreement for Subdivision Project

Sun Advocate Reporter

Contractors dig up Gardner Lane, where muddy conditions delayed a sewer line project last fall. Now, PRWID is installing a new water line and mud should not be a problem since the project requires shallower trenches.

The Hill subdivision moved one step closer to becoming a reality Tuesday at the Price River Water Improvement District meeting.

A final draft of an agreement between developer Dick Lee and the board was approved March 16 after months of ongoing discussion.

Several modifications have been made to the agreement during the past several months, preventing the project from moving ahead.

PRWID chairman Keith Cox suggested that approval be postponed until the next session in two weeks since not all requirements could be accomplished in the time between district meetings.

However, Lee said he felt action on the matter had been delayed too many times and he wanted to leave the meeting with the knowledge that the Tuesday meeting was a turning point.

"I don't know why we would sit on it for two weeks," commented Lee. "I've walked out of here too many times and think it is it and it is not. I want to know this language is acceptable."

PRWID legal adviser Nick Sampinos indicated that the agreement was in final form and the board could grant approval, subject to the remaining items being completed.

In the end, the board voted to approve the final draft of the agreement, contingent on all requirements being met.

Cox said he was glad to see the agreement reach the point of approval.

"I think we all are," pointed out Lee.

Addressing an unrelated agenda item, the board reviewed a project which has been cause for complaint by several county residents.

A sewer extension the water improvement district has undertaken from 750 West to 11 North has left damaged road and incovenience for those living in the area.

Water improvement district manager Phil Palmer spoke with county lawmakers during the last commision meeting. Palmer wanted to make the group aware that PRWID is doing the district's best to finish the project and minimize the obstruction.

"The district is aware that we have destroyed the road from 11 North through the end of the street," Palmeradvised the county commisioners. "Unfortunately, when you're working on a sewer line that's 10 feet deep, there's gonna be some inconvenience."

"We'll do our best to minimize it. I would just hope that we could work with the county as best we can," added the PRWID manager.

The district will repair the road as soon as construction is completed, concluded Palmer.

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