GV residents on hook for engineering costs

Decision expected Monday on how to pay for pipeline planning

KINGMAN - The Golden Valley Water Improvement District will be back on the Board of Supervisor's agenda Monday.

The Board will consider a plan to charge residents for the cost of an engineering study to deliver water to residents along parts of Carrizo, Cordes, Cowlic, Dilkon, Dragoon, Dugas, Eden, Elroy, Emery Park, Escuela, Glen Canyon, Guthrie, Hoover, Horse Mesa and Mormon Flat roads.

The Board tabled the project Oct. 5 after residents objected to the cost of the improvements. Residents were originally told in 1993 that the cost to property owners would be about $6,000 per water connection. It took the county until 2006 to gather more than 51 percent of the property owner's signatures to go through with the project, and by that time, the cost of the project per property owner had jumped to nearly $12,000 per water connection.

Residents will no longer have to pay for the project, but the residents must pay for the $190,000 engineering study competed for the project.

The Board will consider a plan to assess property owners in the project area on a per-water-connection basis over a period of 10 years at 2.5 percent interest.

The Board will also consider two change order requests for work on the new County Development Services Building, one for $3,005 and another for $36,842, for changes made to meet city of Kingman building requirements.

A third change order of $109,775 for the remodel of the Negus Building for the Probation Department will also be considered.

The Board meets at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the County Administration Building, 700 W. Beale St.