From The Durango Herald (Katie Burford):
[Dick Lunceford, president of the water district’s board] said the board is now looking at a May 2010 vote on the mill levy, with the interim spent making the case to members of the district that it’s worth the expense. Lunceford and Amy Kraft, who works for Harris Water Engineering and has been contracted to work on a master plan for the district, appeared before La Plata County commissioners during their regular meeting Tuesday to give them an update. Last year, voters narrowly approved creation of the district, which aims to establish a rural water system in areas of southeast La Plata where resident depend on wells or trucked-in water. The vote was 481 in favor, 449 opposed. Officials are now seeking passage of the mill levy to fund the system. A brochure being distributed by the district estimates that the property-tax increase for a $250,000 home would be $8.25 per month, or about $99 a year.
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