Public meeting in West Richland to discuss the CID Reservoir
A meeting in West Richland to talk about a very hot topic the new Columbia Irrigation District reservoir.
The meeting was a workshop format and everybody there had a chance to express their thoughts about the reservoir going in.
The problem surrounding this issue is that homeowners in the area of 58th Avenue and Norma Street in West Richland were hoping that the 5 acre piece of land in their neighborhood was going to be turned into a park. But instead and without notification it's going to be a 6 million gallon irrigation reservoir.
Homeowners are not only worried about the asthetics of the pond but potential flooding and the decrese of property value this might have.
But at least it won't cost them any money using federal land for the public is free.
Larry Fox, CID Manager says, the main reason it was planned the way it is was to save money and save costs to the people of the Belmont Local Improvement District. Fox says, sure there are other places to put the reservoir but he wasn't sure if there are other places to put the reservoir with no costs.F
Fox says he knows that the residents of West Richland are hoping for a change but he just hopes that they can come to a compromise and a conclusion.