AVCC purchase also back on agenda (March 8, 2011)

The Town Council tonight will consider forming a Blue Ribbon Water Commission, made up of citizens tasked with weighing in on whether the town should buy out Apple Valley Ranchos Water Company.

The idea has been tossed around for years as Ranchos’ rates have continued to rise. However, the company’s more than $100 million price tag has always stalled the proposal, with the Council now looking to a 10- to 15-member citizen group to help evaluate the prospect.

The Council will also discuss finalizing its purchase of the Apple Valley Country Club in closed session tonight, more than 16 months after members voted to immediately close escrow on the 63-year old golf course.

A lengthy battle over water rights, which was settled in November, and negotiations with the bank holding the title on the property have held up that plan.

Meanwhile, a number of proposals to help the course generate more revenue have been delayed until escrow closes.

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Town Hall at 14955 Dale Evans Parkway. Residents can download a full agenda and watch the meeting live online at AppleValley.org.

Source: Apple Valley Review, applevalley-review.com/node/83