Water and waterlines on Hays commission agenda

The Hays City Commission will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

Water is expected to be the primary topic of conversation, as a resolution of intent to develop R9 Ranch will be considered.

King's Gate Addition project under consideration by the Hays City Commission

King’s Gate Addition project under consideration by the Hays City Commission

The Edwards County land long has been eyed as a potential water source for the city of Hays and surrounding area. The project to build a pipeline to deliver is estimated to cost $65 million and take years.

City Manager Toby Dougherty told commissioners at last week’s work session that the regulatory process alone could take between five and 15 years.

The city has collected a special sales tax since 1992 to help fund water projects, and a reserve of $27 million has been built up over the years.

Read more HERE.

Also on the agenda is a proposal to extend city waterlines along 41st Street adjacent to King’s Gate Addition. A developer agreement with Covenant Land and Developing will be considered by the commission to facilitate the project.

The total construction cost of the 12-inch waterline extension would be $85,000, with the city’s portion of the project estimated at $17,800.

For a complete agenda, click HERE.

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  • johnsenville

    65 million? keep dreaming. it’ll be a lot more than that toby.