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City drops efforts to service Woodland Drive with water and sewer

City council endorsed recommendations from a Committee of the Whole report to no longer pursue grants for water and sewer services to water-strapped residents on Woodland Drive.

According to city council highlights of its Sept. 2 meeting, council will no longer seek grant funding for the project. They will also advise residents to petition for the establishment of a Local Service Area should residents want such infrastructure. Council also directed staff to complete a residential land development strategy to identify where to direct infrastructure investment for growth.

Martin Sills, Woodland Drive resident and spokesperson on water issues facing some homes in the area, said Thursday he was blindsided from the news noting that neither council nor city staff advised residents of the meeting.

“It’s a slap in the face,” Sills said, further challenging outgoing and incoming council to reconsider the decision and realize the importance of long term planning for the expansion of the city off the end of Woodland Drive.

 

 

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