Mesa Del Sol Property Owners Association Begins Possible Annexation Process

Dec 7, 2018

Mesa Del Sol Property Owners Association Begins Possible Annexation Process

The Mesa Del Sol Property Owners Association has begun the process of the possible annexation of the development into the City of Yuma.  KAWC's Kim Johnson reports.

The Mesa Del Sol Property Owners Association recently submitted a formal letter petitioning the City for annexation.  Wednesday to the Yuma City Council, Association Board President Angie Mitchell explained the letter, saying Far West Water and Sewer was the reason for the annexation request.

ANGIE MITCHELL...The biggest issue is the smell.  We have a golf course that's part of our neighborhood and there's a water treatment center near the golf course, and if you're on tee number one it smells everyday.  And if you live in that area you deal with that smell.  I shouldn't say everyday, but many days...:17

In the annexation letter, Mitchell told the city that each Mesa Del Sol resident will need to decide for themselves the benefits and disadvantages of annexation, saying it's going to be controversial.

ANGIE MITCHELL...People moved out to the county because they didn't want to be in the city.  But I think the biggest reason it's controversial is because of the sewer issue.  Those people that are on septic, they're concerned that by joining the city, they're going to be forced to hook into a sewer system...:16

And all the costs that would entail.

The City of Yuma is preparing a pamphlet for all Mesa Del Sol residents on the process and how annexation would affect them.  Annexation requires the consent of the owners of at least one half of the real and personal property.  Plus, one half plus one of the property owners in the area to be annexed must also agree.  Then the City Council must approve.  I'm Kim Johnson, KAWC News.