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Sewer District 2 advances toward vote

Marshall Allen

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Sewer District 2 is moving forward in La

Canada Flintridge, and a vote is looming for residents who live in the



The City Council made several nuts-and-bolts decisions at its Monday

meeting to move the district toward a vote, including approving the final

sewer plan and authorizing staff to request bids for the project.

“This is the starting point for implementing the district,” Councilman


Jerry Martin said.

Sewer District 2 is north of Foothill Boulevard, loosely bookended by

Gould Avenue and La Canada Boulevard. The project consists of the

construction of 8-inch local gravity-flow sewer lines and 6-inch lateral

wastewater lines serving 1,355 single-family homes and other properties.

The lines would connect the properties to the recently constructed

Foothill Boulevard main trunk sewer.

Ballots could be mailed to residents as soon as May 8. Residents would


then have 45 days to return them, City Manager Jerry Fulwood said. The

project would need a simple majority vote to pass.

Once construction bids are approved, the final cost of the project can

be estimated, Fulwood said. By doing the planning and bids before the

vote, residents will know the costs involved before committing to the

project. If the project isn’t approved, the design work can be shelved

and used years later if residents decide they do want sewers, Fulwood



The plans cost the city more than $400,000.