To the Editor,
Anybody asking reasonable questions about why the Hop Farm was singled out to get water meters first since we have water rights on Dickey Creek that we do not fully use, or why the Hop Farm was getting water meters at all since we do not contribute to the sewer load which was the official rationale for the water meter project grant (Towns for Tomorrow), or why “booster” stations are being installed to send contaminated well water up hill to areas already serviced by Dickey Creek, are stonewalled time and time again with the district rhetoric which goes something like: “Lillooet is all one water system now, you have to stop thinking of the Hop Farm as a separate system. Be more mature and community minded, etc.”
Well why then, do Hop Farm property owners have an extra line on their property taxes called “ByLaw 157 – North Lillooet W” worth $167? Inquiries to the district office reveal that there is no end date when this item will be removed from our taxes, yet there is no apparent special benefit that Hop Farm residents receive for this fee. Every person on the Hop Farm should be outraged! Maybe if we all failed to pay that portion of the bill we can all put our $167 together and hire a lawyer to sue the district for backdated repayment of this discriminatory fee.