SLV and Lompico Water Boards to host public workshop to address proposed merger
The boards of directors of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District and the Lompico County Water District will hold a public workshop evening to address the proposed merger of the two water districts. The public is invited to attend the meeting on Wednesday, December 4 from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m at the Zayante Fire Station, 7700 E Zayante Rd., in Felton.
No formal action will be taken at the special joint board meeting. The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate an information exchange between the water districts and the public. The boards will discuss the two different scenarios of a merger vs. no merger, in terms of costs to customers, infrastructure improvements, and other considerations. Maps and exhibits of financial data will be on hand. The public will have the opportunity to ask questions and express their ideas and concerns.
Supervisor Bruce McPherson will provide introductory remarks. Lois Henry, President of the Lompico County Water District Board, will introduce the speakers. Pat McCormick, Executive Director of the Santa Cruz County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) will give an initial presentation. County of Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley Water District staff members will also be present to assist in the presentation. Terry Vierra, President of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board will chair a public question and answer period and the joint board discussion.
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