Raven Libral 
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Re: “NEW UPDATE: 150-mile water pipeline gets Cherokee District nod

Oh my gosh! Please please people from Cimmaron Hills go to this meeting Tuesday. I learned too late to change plans. A Water District with 8450 single family equivalent customers, without consulting their customers, wants to enter into a deal to build a pipeline 150 miles long to bring in water, when a nearby entity has already gone through all the grief to get the Southern Delivery System started (over a 10 year period). I just realized that an RFP (Request for Proposal) was put on the Cherokee website 27 June with responses due 11 July. That's what you do when you already know who you want and don't want any other responses. How much did it cost per mile to build that relatively short pipeline out to Schriever a few years ago? Apparently me and 55 other homeowners are going to have to pay for a mile of this thing and enquiring minds want to know. I'll have to pay $60 a year for the first 3 years and that's not to pay for it to be built. So you're proposing to raise my taxes without a vote. And if the thing ends in a disaster my house could lose value bigtime as if it wasn't bad enough already. Who are these people anyway? Have they ever managed a similar construction project? Do they put up money too? What are they getting out of it? What are their existing customers get out of it and do they even know how it will effect them? What does the Mayor of Lamar say? Does Lamar get its water from an aquifer like we do now? When will their aquifer run dry? And do the people of Lamar know about this? We have been in a drought mode for several years now. Were Col Sprs Utilities and Horse Creek Ranch contacted and allowed to put together a proposal? Was the RFP published anywhere except on the Cherokee website? Didn't we just 'throw the rascals out' because of the years of incompetent management and deals behind closed doors that turned out badly? A major water project like this is not for amateurs. We will be at the mercy of those putting forward the plan and their henchmen.

Posted by Raven Libral on 08/08/2011 at 7:06 PM

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