A Los Osos golf course and resort hotel has agreed to pay the County sewer piper and pony up over $230,000 to officially join the sewer assessment district.
According to a County report, when Supervisors voted to approve the “San Luis Obispo County Wastewater Assessment District No.1,” in 2008, the Sea Pines Golf Resort was left out of the district because it had its own sewer system, while other properties within the district were assessed charges depending on the benefits received.
Because it was left out of the district, the County said, Sea Pines was assessed nothing. But, “After completion of the LOWWS [Los Osos Waste Water System], Sea Pines connected to the LOWWS. Public Works staff recently discovered that this parcel was not charged an assessment despite benefitting from the project.”
The County said the owners agreed to pay the assessment, which the County calculated at $238,958.59. The County set up a payment plan that will have Sea Pines paying $11,430.64 a year. This is in addition to monthly sewer charges.