Sandy residents will be asked in February to approve a plan to annex the city into the Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake and pay taxes "temporarily" to two water districts.

Public Works Director Darrel Scow told the Metropolitan Water District board Monday that Sandy Mayor Steve Newton and Chief Administrative Officer Byron Jorgenson are proceeding with financing arrangements that would facilitate a plan to annex Sandy into Salt Lake City's water district even if Sandy can't get out of the Salt Lake County Water Conservancy District. The county water board voted Nov. 17 against a proposal that would have let Sandy de-annex from that district.Scow said Sandy officials, including the City Council, have decided to pursue annexing into Metropolitan Water District and will still try to get out of the county district, possibly by asking property owners to petition the county district.

Being in both districts would cost Sandy property owners an additional $24 a year on the average, Scow said.

Terms and conditions of the annexation will be negotiated soon so a proposal for the ballot can be ready for the tentative Feb. 7 election date.