by Nicole Reitz
A vote will be held Tuesday, Feb. 26 from noon to 9 p.m. for the establishment of Water District #6 in the Town of Granby.
Property owners in the proposed water district may cast their votes at the Granby Town Hall on County Route 8.
Water District #6 includes Wyborn, Prall, Ritchie, County Line, County Route 55, South Granby Road, Sharp, Leo Mar, Merritt, County Route 14, and County Route 8 South.
Cards have been sent to all property owners in the district.
Granby Supervisor Ed Williamson is encouraging deed holders to cast their votes — whether they want city water or not.
The district will be established with the majority of votes. If the majority votes yes, every home or landowner in Water District #6 will have a 38-year assessment of $535 added to their taxes.
The $535 is over the life of the mortgage. Should the home be sold, the new property owners will continue paying that amount. Those who want the water will have to hook up the lines to their houses and pay for usage.
The cost to hook up to the water depends on the distance from the home to the pipe itself.