Bill Passed to Improve Infrastructure in Accordance with Chamorro Land Trust


In legislative news, lawmakers passed a bill that would provide assistance to better improve infrastructure needs by the Chamorro and land trust.

PNC’s Althea Engman has more

Authored by Speaker Therese Terlaje and relative to the Chamorro land trust survey and infrastructure fund, Bill 278-36 is an extension of Bill 277-36, which would designate revenues, fees, and interests generated from commercial land license agreements to be deposited into the CLT survey infrastructure fund.

The funds will be used for the subdivision, surveying, mapping, and registration of tracks of residential and agricultural land in the CLT property inventory and for the construction of infrastructure to include access roads, water, and power utilities to service CLT residential and agricultural tracks of land.

Speaker Therese Terlaje says that the extension, which is bill 278-36, would add sewer to the type of infrastructure allowed in this fund and added that adding sewer into the properties allows the CLTC to divide the properties up smaller which thereby issues more leases.

Moreover, the intent of this bill by adding sewer into critical infrastructure is to increase the number of lots that these large tracks can be divided into, increase the number of residences that can be built, and protect our Aquifers at the same time, said Speaker Terlaje.

This bill will also provide telecommunications resources on CLTC land.

Speaker Therese Terlaje said, “That’s what we’re trying to do, we’re not just trying to build one house, we’re trying to build up entire communities with subdivisions with the improvements the subdivisions need.”

Reporting for PNC News
I’m Althea Engman