The Cazenovia Preservation Foundation is a tax-exempt organization and owns considerable property in the proposed area. These property values would be increased substantially with water and sewer. Would they pay their appropriate share for the enhanced properties?
Similarly, there are substantial properties now undeveloped because they are low-lying and can’t pass the perc. test, such as the land between North Lake, Cazenovia Terrace, Allen Drive and the lake. These properties, now worth little, would appreciate many times over with water and sewer available. Would these owners pay a share consistent with the increased value?
How does the water plan interact with the Owera Point homeowners’ present water system? Is it folded in, bypassed, or what?
While lawn fertilizer runoff is a very small contributor, the phosphate ban was a positive step — however there has been no enforcement. The last two times I tried, I was unable to buy phosphate-free lawn fertilizer at Buyeau’s.
The above problems are not insurmountable, but do have to be addressed to get this sewer/water plan to move ahead.