BY SAMANTHA MAXFIELD
MOUNTIAN VIEW — The Bridger Valley Joint Powers Board again discussed water right transfers at their held their monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Two drafts were reviewed by the board in an attempt to suffice existing customer’s water rights issues.
The concern for many is the board will ask land owners to turn over an acre of water rights.
Concerned citizens in attendance were read the first paragraph of the considered policy ‘It is the policy of the Bridger Valley Joint Powers Board that any and all current users excluding municipal customers who have failed or refused to transfer surface water rights in favor of the Bridger Valley Joint Powers Board, have not executed transfer of agreements, will no longer be required or requested to do so.’
The resolution with amendments was passed and attending citizens were made aware that a future board can overrule the resolution. The board said the resolution made the most logical sense for moving on with business.
Another draft reviewed will act as an authorization for new connections to be recorded at the court house. Before adopting the form, Ken Walker asked the board if it could be sent to the State Board of Control to be reviewed. The JPB board was agreeable, and the draft will be reviewed by the board of control.
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