On Tuesday night, the Cache County Council unanimously approved a resolution that will put the fate of a water conservancy district on the ballot in November. A public hearing will take place within the next 45 days so the general population can weigh in on the ballot measure.
Members of a Water Conservancy District working group are already meeting with Cache County’s city and town officials in an effort to move the project forward.
Cache County Executive Craig Buttars says the municipalities are being asked to approve a resolution that would put the proposed district on the ballot in their communities so the public could vote on whether or not they support the project in November’s general election.
“There have been a lot of questions and some concerns,” says Buttars. “But I think as we discuss the district with the municipalities and help them to understand what the beneficial aspects of this water district is, as they understand the benefits of it they are usually in support.”
Buttars says funding has been mentioned as one of the concerns but he says a water conservancy district, if created, would be revenue-neutral at least for the first four years.