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Properties without sewers at disadvantage

March 23, 2011

Should the city of La Cañada pay for the temporary septic tank cesspools and grinder system south of Foothill? The city is doing nothing to get sewers in, and every day that goes by, more homeowners will be putting in expensive temporary systems and will be campaigning against sewers.

The city has money to pay for this item, since it is charging a huge fee for building permits. The average two-bedroom addition costs $12,000 in fees. This should give the city an adequate amount of money to pay for something that should not be a burden on these homeowners.

The residents south of Foothill have never voted on sewers. They voted only on the grinding system, which they turned down. A temporary system costs more than $50,000 and has to be maintained. Even these systems do not last forever.

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The new City Council should not make the same mistake the old council made by not putting in sewers, because every day the cost will increase. Most of the city already has sewers, why shouldn’t these homeowners be on a level playing field?

Bob Rhody

La Cañada Flintridge

Goodwill seeking donations of cast-off items

On Saturday, March 26, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Goodwill trucks will be at the La Cañada High School parking lot collecting gently-used items.

This is a joint effort of the LCHS 7/8 PTA and senior class ASB, with Goodwill paying $1,000 - $2,000 per truckload.

All donated items must be in good condition and sellable “as is.” Broken items or furniture with holes, rips or stains will not be accepted. A complete list of acceptable and unacceptable donation items can be found at www.lchs78.org.

Please tell your friends and family members to donate items and help raise money for the 7/8 PTA and senior class activities. Thank you!

Lori Moody

La Cañada Flintridge
 
 

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