Some Hart Highlands Residents Push for Sewer Connection
Prince George, B.C.- Some residents in the Hart Highlands of Prince George want to get on with the process that will see their street connected to the City’s sewer system.Some of the nineteen homeowners along Ridgeview Drive, from Highland Drive to Nixon Crescent, have approached City Hall asking to move forward in the process that would create a Local Area Service so at least a portion of Phase 2 could be installed this year.
That means the City would have the property owners vote on whether they support moving forward with the project, one that would cost each property owner about $29 thousand dollars. In order for the project to get underway, the vote results would have to represent at least 50% of property owners who represent at least 50% of the assessed property values on that street.
“We have been trying to see that neigbourhoods realize that this kind of project is specifically driven by their vote” says Mayor Lyn Hall.
It is possible work could begin this year, if a vote is held within the next few weeks.
There is still the matter of who will be carrying the cost of extending that line across the frontage of Ridgeview Park which is owned by the City and is the equivalent of 4 city lots.
The balance of the Phase 2 project, which includes Killarney Drive, Wildwood Crescent Sussex Lane and Sussex Place, would be dealt with for 2016.
Securing grants for the full Phase 2 project ( including Ridgeview) was the subject of heated meetings between City staff and some area residents who have been pushing the City to try and find grants to help reduce the overall cost of the project.