City balks at PSJRA move

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 09:25 AM.

Despite proposing the change several times during joint meetings, the city has yet to secure county sign-off on the change to an agreement that has long been a source of tension between the city and county.

And, Magidson noted, the amended interlocal agreement lets the county off the hook for $600,000 to be spent as the county’s share of a proposed new recreational complex.

Yet, still, the BOCC was holding out on the fire tax changes.

“We keep hearing about the county wanting to have better relationships with the city, and we are trying our best do that and I feel like we are just spinning our wheels,” Magidson said.

The county also wants the city to agree to charge utility consumers the same rate, whether inside or outside the city limits, a practice the city embraced more than two years ago.

Lacking any give from the county, city commissioners wondered during a special meeting Monday why the city should consider moving the PSJRA.

“I don’t know why we are discussing moving out,” said Commissioner Phil McCroan. “We have a contract. We own the property the house is on.”

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