County to kick down $155,000 to Aromas district to connect waterless North County residents.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The Monterey County Board of Supervisors Tuesday is slated to pony up $155,000 to help get Aromas Water District fluid flowing to residents in the Oak Ridge and Via Del Sol Drive areas of North County.
The money, which would be reimbursed to the county if an assessment district goes through, would fund surveying, engineering, environmental and annexation work. Although a water study concluded the district could supply water to the homes at a cost of more than $3 million, there is some concern from residents that the district is already in overdraft.
Getting water to Granite Ridge residents has become a pivotal campaign issue, as North County Supervisor Lou Calcagno faces challenger Ed Mitchell in the June election.