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Big Water voters will decide on sewer bond

Posted: Thursday, Mar 1st, 2012

BIG WATER — Big Water Town Council on Feb. 27 approved a special bond election on whether the town will accept a funding package of about $6.5 million in grants and loans to establish a sewer system.

The town was offered about $2 million in loans and about $4.5 million in grants from state and federal agencies to put the sewer system in place.

Gary Zabriskie, of Five County Association of Governments in Utah, called it a “sweetheart of a deal.” He presented residents with information on the funding, noting that this is one of the largest funding projects ever offered by the community impact board in the county’s history of sewer project funding.

“Of all the sewer projects I’ve been involved in, this project has received the most state grants of any project in the entire state,” Blaisdell and Church Attorney Eric Johnson said. “That tells me something. That tells me that the professionals involved — the water quality professionals, the state agencies — it tells me how important they feel this is and how much it is needed.”

Several Big Water residents, however, voiced concerns at the meeting, stating that they don’t understand why the sewer system is needed.

For the complete article see the 02-29-2012 issue.

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