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Hook-up fees

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From page A5 | October 30, 2013 |

EDITOR:

I don’t live in El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Division 2 or 4 but what EID does affects all of us who get water and sewer services from them. From what I have been reading in the Mountain Democrat, there are two of the candidates for Division 2 and 4 (Mr. Englefield and Coco) who have each taken over $14,000 from Parker Development. If the county is responsible for approving building projects, why should it matter that they have taken money from Parker Development?

From what I understand, the EID Board of Directors is responsible for setting the rates that developers like Parker Development pay in what are called “hook-up fees.”

These fees are collected on each house or building that “hooks up” to EID’s water and sewer services. If Parker Development can get people on the EID Board of Directors who will vote to lower those fees, then who will make up the difference in what it costs to “hook-up” the houses and buildings that they build? I guess it will be the regular ratepayers like you and me.

What I would like anyone who supports Mr. Coco and Englefield to explain to me is what is there to stop these two men from voting to lower the developers “hook-up fees” and sticking regular ratepayers like you and me with higher bills in order to save Parker Development what could be millions of dollars in these fees? How can we be sure that these two men will represent regular ratepayers and not just the developers like Parker Development? I guess I’m kind of old-fashioned but I believe where there’s smoke there’s fire.

I know I don’t have a vote in this election because I live in Cool. But whether it’s a matter of new construction clogging up Highway 50 or bigger water and sewer bills because developers get a huge break, this and every EID election is important to every EID customer, and I am one of those. When Mr. Phillip Veerkamp responded to my first letter about the EID election he was right that I can use Highway 80 to get to Sacramento to babysit my grandchildren instead of using Highway 50, although they live off of Folsom Boulevard north of Highway 50. And since Mr. Veerkamp showed so much concern and interest in my commute I’d like to say something personal to him … try switching to decaf honey.

JANIS HEPPLEWHITE
Cool

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