Reporter Cynthia Sewell has an interesting piece in the Daily Paper about life in
A GUARDIAN reader pointed out “the rest of us” are already on the hook to take care of failed developments like Avimor–just as GROWTHOPHOBES had feared.
Our reader calls Avimor “a failed taxpayer subsidized boondoogle.” He notes ACHD already accepted maintenance responsibility for the 3.4 miles of roads, storm water drains and sidewalks in Phase 1 and claims the tax base from 5 homeowners would hardly pay for a single swipe of a snowplow or streetsweeper. An ACHD spokesman confirmed the District has also accepted responsibility for “tens of miles of roads” in Kuna, Meridian, Eagle and elsewhere in subdivisions where building has stopped.
The reader also cautions that utility expansion costs will probably sneak into existing user rates for the overhead and maintenance costs for the 5 mile extension of power lines, water lines, natural gas lines.
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