Sanitation district agrees to pay for lead project rep

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The Pagosa Springs Sanitation and General Improvement District (PSSGID) agreed last week to pay its share of additional costs for a lead project representative (LPR) accrued when the engineering firm of Bartlett & West was asked to fill the gap created when Gregg Mayo unexpectedly quit working for the Pagosa Area Water and Sanitation District (PAWSD).

“This requires some explanation of how we got here,” Town Manager Greg Schulte began his presentation. Since the town council serves as the board of directors for the PSSGID, Schulte also acts as staff for the district, along with District Supervisor Gene Tautges.

“We do have an intergovernmental agreement, or IGA, between us and PAWSD,” Schulte explained, “and that is for the pipeline project. In that IGA it does state that PAWSD shall provide the lead project representative, or LPR. The IGA specifies that it shall be a PAWSD employee.”

In the IGA, which is essentially a contract between the two governments, the PSSGID agreed to pay $27 per hour for the time Mayo spent working on the town’s sewer pipeline project. The overall project also includes a pipeline for potable water, but that belongs to PAWSD and is of no concern to the PSSGID.

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