MEDLOCK PLACE NEIGHBORHOOD IRRIGATION DISTRICT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING - SEPTEMBER 13, 2022
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Medlock Place Historic Neighborhood District
Proposing to Create An Irrigation Water Delivery District (IWDD)
We HAD A neighborhood meeting to get information on Tuesday, Sept 13-- call rick for information.
or email Rick.Mountjoy@gmail.com
1. What is an Irrigation Water Delivery District (IWDD)?
It is a legally recognized taxing district to raise funds for repair and maintenance of our 100-year-old irrigation system. There are 62 IWDDs in Maricopa County. Windsor Square has had a water district for 50 years.
2. Who is included in the IWDD?
All homes and businesses that could have access to the SRP irrigation ditches or pipes or have such ditches or pipes on or adjacent to their property between Central and 7th Avenue and Missouri and Camelback Road.
3. How much will it cost me?
The cost is dependent on the size (acreage) of your property. The tax rate will be $339.90 per acre. The average property in our area is .26 acres for an annual cost of $89.73
4. Why do I have to pay if I don’t get irrigation?
Irrigation allows our area to have large trees and greenery. It creates the character of our historic district, and everyone enjoys its benefits. Even the businesses benefit from the lovely character of our neighborhood and that’s why they are located here.
5. How do I pay for water delivery under an IWDD?
Water will still be delivered to those who wish but your annual costs may be lower. Water will still be delivered by a professional irrigator. Your current irrigation delivery group will continue to hire the irrigators for you.
6. Can I still self-irrigate? Yes
7. How is this tax collected?
Maricopa County will add the tax to your property tax bill and then set such funds aside for the IWDD. The IWDD must follow all requirements for open meetings and will have at least three neighbors elected to the IWDD Board. The Board will make annual reports and follow all laws related to the IWDD. The Maricopa County Treasurer will hold all funds and issue checks to pay for maintenance and repairs.
8. When would this IWDD be formed?
We will be attempting to get this IWDD formed with support of the neighborhood before December 2022. A petition would be circulated, and an election must be held - probably in Fall of 2022. For details, please go to: www.srpnet.com/water/irrigation/iwdd_formation/getStarted.aspx
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