A BLAST FROM THE PAST 3: This is Part 3 in our history lesson on how the City Council handled the public in 1986 when the public disagreed with the City’s water policy. On August 19, 1986, the Greeley City Council bowed to the will of the citizens of Greeley and voted down the saleContinue reading “On August 19, 1986 the Greeley City Council Voted Down the Sale of Greeley’s Five High Mountain Reservoirs”
A BLAST FROM THE PAST 2: This is Part 2 in our history lesson on how the City Council handled the public in 1986 when the public disagreed with the City’s water policy. In 1986, when Greeley’s Water Board and City Council wanted to sell Greeley’s High Mountain Reservoirs, the public objected and started aContinue reading “In 1986 City Council Delayed the Vote on the Sale of the High Mountain Reservoirs Contrast That With 2021 When the City Council Moved Up the Vote by Two Weeks on the Acquisition of Terry Ranch”
A BLAST FROM THE PAST: Thirty five years ago, Greeley attempted to sell its 5 high mountain reservoirs to Thornton. The City of Thornton offered $5.2 million paid out over 30 years at a low rate of interest. The value of these water rights today at the nominal rate of $34,000 per acre-foot is approximatelyContinue reading “We Still have Our Poudre River Water Supply…For Now”
Save Greeley’s Water continues its efforts to protect the future quality of Greeley’s drinking water supply. Save Greeley’s Water has revived its Charter Change Amendment Petition drive. These Charter Change Amendments are the same as those circulated earlier in the year. Even though the City of Greeley closed on the Terry Ranch deal, these amendments,Continue reading “Our Future Drinking Water at Risk”
On Tuesday May 4, Save Greeley’s Water (SGW) filed a statement of intent with the City Clerk’s office to circulate two Charter Change Amendment Petitions. On Thursday May 6 we received approval to circulate them. These are the same petitions that we circulated earlier this year, requiring the City to get a vote of theContinue reading “A Call to Citizen Action Once Again”
Yesterday we turned in 2,028 unverified signatures to the City Clerk in an attempt to repeal Ordinance No. 10, 2021 which would allow the City to accept water credits from Terry Ranch. We needed 2,192 good, verified signatures for repeal and to allow the ordinance to go to a vote of the public. It wasContinue reading “Referendum Outcome”
You can sign at the Paragon Restaurant between 7:30 and 9:30. The Westside Convenience Store at 4545 W 29th Street is also circulating the referendum. You can also stop in at The Charro on 9th Street between 11 am and 8 pm everyday for signing.
Someone commented on Nextdoor that they hoped that the acquisition of Terry Ranch would bring down their water bills. Here is why I think that won’t happen. #1 Terry Ranch water is much more contaminated than Poudre River Water. The more contaminants, the higher the cost of treatment. #2 The infrastructure for moving water fromContinue reading “Acquisition of Terry Ranch Aquifer Will Not Reduce Our Water Bills”