Aug 5, 2014 5:24 PM by News Staff
The Chico City Council tonight will consider whether to move forward with annexing two of Chico's oldest neighborhoods.
The Chapman and Mulberry neighborhoods are essentially two unincorporated islands comprised of about 138 acres and around 560 homes.
Making these neighborhoods part of the city has been long talked about, but now the city staff is recommending the city begin a five-year process with the goal of annexing the area so it can properly connect with city sewer services.
Right now, nearly all of the homes in that area are on septic systems, which contribute to the city's long standing nitrate problem with its ground water.
The city and Butte County were mandated by the state years ago to rid older neighborhoods of old septic systems.