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After a recent town hall meeting at which members of the public packed the Foothills library, Foothills Fire and Rescue decided to hold a follow up at the St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
More than 600 people attended the meeting to voice concerns over recently proposed sewer rate increases, which would cost residents $63 a month compared to its current monthly cost of about $23.
In attendance were Yuma County Supervisor Russ Clark and City Council Member Greg Wilkinson, who addressed the crowd before fielding questions.
It was at this time that dozens of members of the crowd raised their hands, hoping to have their opinions heard.
One possibility is to have the Foothills be annexed from the City of Yuma, and Greg Tallman, a concerned citizen who has served on Yuma County’s long term planning council, says it is a possibility.
“I’m trying to not have a closed mind,” he said. Years ago when our citizen’s advisory group was still active we did not want to be annexed. However, I feel like if that same vote came down today maybe they would vote for it, but we just need to make an educated decision.”
No decision was made at the meeting, and community members hope to further discuss these issues at a later date.