An agreement that would pave the way for a sewer system in a largely rural section of Bonney Lake is finally headed to a vote.
The City Council on Tuesday is set to discuss a utility latecomers agreement for the Eastown area during a 5:30 p.m. workshop session. A public hearing is likely to follow next week, with a vote at the end of the month, said Dan Grigsby, public works director.
“We’re in the final steps. It’s been a long process,” he said.
Under the agreement, a group of landowners in the Eastown area – extending roughly from 214th Avenue East to 234th Avenue East – would pay about $200,000 of the estimated $4 million construction costs.
A revenue bond secured by the city would cover the rest of the construction.
The city already has paid more than $560,000 for design, planning and easements. The city and the Eastown landowners group, called the Eastown Sewer Development Association, would be paid back over time as properties develop and hook into sewer.
The city annexed Eastown in 2001, and officials have envisioned it as a potential site for commercial development. But the lack of sewer has been a barrier.
The workshop is at the Bonney Lake Justice Center, 9002 Main St. E.