Loveland City Council defied public input and voted to approve a pre-annexation agreement for property along 402 agreeing to demands of property owners to "pay throught he nose" in a number of ways.
Councilman Gutierrez and Skowron voted against the annexation while the rest supported and passed the measure. Councilman Skowron stated;
"Manipulating City of Loveland financial balance sheets to fund the property owners’ demand to annex to Loveland instead of Johnstown is outrageous to me......... It violates my elected fudiciary responsibility. ........Delaying capital improvement projects that will benefit most of the people in our city is highly more important than a sewer system that benefits only a few........Purchasing water at 20% above market value and renting it back to the owner who sold it to us knowing the facts defies any logic.
We will prepare a more detailed report with video clips to be posted this weekend.