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Gardner Water District back against the wall

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WALSENBURG- The Huerfano County Commissioners met this week and voiced their discontent with the water issue in Gardner and will hold a special meeting on Wednesday May 19, at one pm in the county commission meeting room.

    One of the issues to be considered during the special meeting will be whether to dissolve the current Gardner Water District board or fill the three empty seats, according to the county attorney Garrett Sheldon.

    “The Gardner Water and Sanitation District has not complied with state statutes in filling the empty seats in a timely manner,” Sheldon said.

    The Gardner Water and Sanitation District could face action from the state concerning water quality.

    Current members as well as those who’ve expressed interest in filling the empty seats will be notified by registered mail.  Other electors within the district will be notified by regular mail.

    The county board of commissioners also approved, on a 3-0 vote, resolutions they hope will alleviate flooding in areas of the Huajatolla Valley Estates and protect the subdivision’s water source.

    Resolutions 10-09 and 10-10 will allow for the area where a stream is located in the subdivision, to be further divided into two tracts that should correct the estates decaying water system.

    The resolutions will split a tract into two parts.  Tract A2 would include Willis Springs located in a 3,000 foot area of a half acre in an agriculturally zoned area.  Tract A2 is where the water system for the subdivision is in need of repair and upgrading.

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