Mill levy for Dry Gulch Reservoir on November ballot

Credit The Pagosa Daily Post.

From The Pagosa Sun (Marshall Dunham):

During its regular meeting on June 12, the San Juan Water Conservancy District (SJWCD) board passed a resolution to go forward with a mill levy initiative that will appear on the ballot in November.

The resolution passed 4-1, with members Rod Proffitt, John Porco, Doug Secrist and Susan Nossaman voting in favor of the motion, and member Al Pfister voting against.

Board member Ray Finney was absent from the meeting.

The mill levy would help fund the proposed Dry Gulch raw water storage project, along with a $2 million dollar loan that is contingent upon the SJWCD successfully raising its mill levy to 1 mill from .316 mills during an upcoming election.

If the mill levy initiative passes in an upcoming election, the loan would come from the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB).

The $2 million would be used to pay for pre-construction costs of a reservoir, which include acquiring more land for the project…

The motion passed 4-1.

What’s in a name?

The SJWCD board also discussed changing the name of the Dry Gulch project in the hopes of differentiating the 11,000-acre-foot project from the 35,000-acre-foot project that was the subject of a legal battle.

The board discussed possible name changes, such as the High Pasture Project, or the San Juan Headwaters Project.

The board then came up with the idea of each board member rat- ing the possible choices, and then deciding on a name during the next board meeting.

3 thoughts on “Mill levy for Dry Gulch Reservoir on November ballot

  1. Is there a water treatment plant in the project and if yes, is this included in the construction budget?

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