Lawyer authorized to pursue legal action regarding pipeline IGA

On Tuesday, Dec. 22, at a special board meeting for the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District (PSSGID), the board unanimously approved a resolution authorizing an attorney to pursue legal action to resolve the pipeline intergovermental agreement (IGA) between the PSSGID and the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD).

The special meeting occurred after the PAWSD board of directors unanimously voted to not fund the line items in the PAWSD budget associated with the operation and maintenance of the pipeline related to the IGA on Dec. 10.

According to the agreement, the IGA may be terminated by failure “to appropriate moneys for the ensuing fiscal year to pay all amounts estimated to become due” under the IGA.

The special PSSGID meeting began with the board allowing for public comment and then immediately launching into executive session.

The agenda used for the meeting states that executive session was pertaining to “Conference with an attorney for the public entity for the purpose of receiving legal advice on the possibility of initiating litigation in regards to the Sewer Pipeline Intergovernmental Agreement between the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD) and the Pagosa Springs Sanitation General Improvement District (PSSGID).”

After the board discussed the matter for roughly 45 minutes, the board resumed public session.

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This story was posted on December 24, 2015.