Moffat County Information

IMPORTANT SHADOW MOUNTAIN VILLAGE INFORMATION FOLLOWS

As you are probably aware, Moffat County and the City of Craig are going to start rebuilding the roads and water/sewer lines in Shadow Mountain Village starting this year. Construction is SET to begin on June 2nd and will include work on, Aspen Avenue, and the lower part of Cottonwood Avenue south of 9th Street, and Maple Street west to County Rd 7. Part of the project is replacing the water and sewer services lines to each house which was voted on November 5, 2013 and approved by the voters by 76%.

The project will give Shadow Mountain Village all new streets, sidewalks, and water/sewer infrastructure. The neighborhood will have increased water pressure providing greatly improved firefighting capabilities. Homeowners will have the ability to water their yards while using the facilities in their houses at the same time. The new sidewalks, curb and gutter will improve the drainage throughout the subdivision. The new streets installed with proper subgrade will have lasting performance. Overall, this project should result in increased property values and livability for the homeowner.

The financing structure of the Local Improvement District provides for individual properties in the District to receive new water and sewer lines, and to pay for the cost of the improvements via a special assessment on their water bill over a twenty year period at an estimated $19.47 per month. Each house will receive one water service line and one sewer service line. Homeowners that want more than one pair of lines will have to purchase and pay for any additional lines upfront. The financing option applies only to the first pair of services. Vacant lots will have the services stubbed out to the edge of the sidewalk.

All sewer service lines have to be replaced in order to connect to the new sewer main. The line will be run underground from the street and under each home for three feet, then above grade under the house and will be connected to the house. Homeowners who have already replaced their sewer line will not be charged to replace that line again. A sewer line is considered to have been replaced if it was replaced all the way to the main in the street. Please be aware many people think they have replaced their sewer lines to this standard and they have not.

Water service lines will be run underground from the street and three feet under the home. At that point, the water meter will be installed and the water lines run under the house to connect to the home. Water lines and meters will be protected from freezing with heat tape installed by the county. Water lines that have already been replaced will not need to be replaced again. Curb stops will be placed in the sidewalk for all new lines.

The County will need permission to work on private property to complete the upgrades. Representatives from the County or the Construction firm will visit each home in the subdivision to obtain the appropriate signature for this permission. If the Homeowner does not grant access to the property, that property will NOT be hooked up to water and sewer and will likely be condemned. Each property will be charged the fee even if the property owner refuses this upgrade, unless the property owner has already replaced the line(s). Construction schedule notification flyers will be distributed prior to commencement of construction.

All personal property (cars, etc.) must be removed from the front yard prior to June 2, 2014. All improvements in the road easement must be removed prior to construction. The road easement ends 2 ½ feet from the back of the sidewalk on both sides of the street. When the contractor arrives to install the new water and sewer lines, if the property has obstructions in the way, they will move on to the next address. The homeowner will be responsible for additional charges if the contractor has to come back later to perform their work. Disturbed concrete will be replaced by the County; disturbed landscaping, including fences, will be the responsibility of the homeowner.

In order to complete this Phase of the project by October 31 the contractor will likely be working 6 days per week from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Moffat County recognizes that there will be disruptions to everyday life during construction. We will make every effort to minimize them and to make the project go as smoothly as possible. We ask for your patience during this time.

Please feel free to contact Moffat County Director of Development Services, Roy Tipton, at (970) 824-9160, if you have any questions or concerns about this project.