The next membership meeting will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 24 at the Black Jack City Hall, 12500 Old Jamestown Rd. Map (Directions: from I-270 go east to the New Halls Ferry Rd. exit. Go straight across New Halls Ferry onto the service road for 1/4 mile to Old Halls Ferry. Turn left onto Old Halls Ferry and go over I-270. Continue 2 miles on Old Halls Ferry as it becomes Parker Road. Continue east on Parker Road past Walgreens to the stop light at Old Jamestown. Turn left on Old Jamestown. City Hall is next to an apartment complex on the right.)
Program: MSD Executive Director Brian Hoelscher will discuss two important ballot issues that will be submitted to voters in April.
The first is Proposition Y which asks voters whether bonds should be approved to fund required work to address basement backups and sewer overflows into area streams. With no bonds rates will increase significantly to do the required work.
The second question, Proposition S, relates to stormwater and would establish equalized rates across the City and County. Currently, there are differing stormwater rates in the MSD service areas which leads to varying levels of stomwater management or, in some cases, no service at all. This would allow stormwater work throughout the County.