Town Council directs staff to make preparations for acquisition

Super-majority ratification required at next meeting

APPLE VALLEY, CA — The Town Council, after a long night of presentations, comments and question and answers, directed staff to lay the groundwork for acquiring Apple Valley Ranchos Water Co.

“Council directed staff to proceed with preparation and completion of financial and other legal documents to consider pursuing the acquisition of the water company at our next meeting,” Mayor Pro Tem Barb Stanton said Wednesday.

If a final vote comes on the matter, it will have to consist of a super-majority of the council — effectively a unanimous decision …

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