Water Board Ballot Question

Over the last year the Farmington City Council and city staff have discussed the future of the city’s independent administrative utilities commission (Water Board).Water Board Ballot Question The board is made up of three members that have had jurisdiction over the water system since 1911. Over the last 10 years, the city has struggled to find residents interested in serving on the board. There is currently a vacant seat on the board due to the council not having any qualified candidates to appoint from the January 2020 interviews. 

Changes in state law and city government practices offer the opportunity to make our water system more efficient. If the question passes, management of the system would be transferred to city staff and the city council much like other utilities including sewer, storm water and solid waste.

Residents will have the opportunity to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on abolishing the Water Board. Here is the question that will be on the ballot: 

Shall the City Water Board (public utilities commission) be abolished and jurisdiction over the city water system be transferred to the City Council? 

Find more information about the Water Board here.
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