The snowpack for Pend Oreille
Valley is 26% below average, Snowpack map and we had a slow melt this year. Pend Oreille River basins water storage, last
year was 912.0, this year is 457.8 as of February 2009, average is 778.8. That indicates lower flood potential and lower spring
lake levels this year for Sacheen. The Lake level reading is 9.19 last year was 9 41. The water is flowing over
the top of the bever dams the and tubes. We will have good flow until May or June of this year.
Fishing season opens
April 25th at Sacheen. Fishing the river will be good this year it opens for fishing on June 1st.
Sacheen Lake was stocked with 5,000 adult Rainbow, 100 Jumbo Eastern Brook, 20,000 Rainbow fry and 10,000 Tiger Trout
a supporter of our organization. And this website. All supporters have a vote
25.00 for 1 year, send to Save Our Sacheen 107 E Baldwin Spokane WA 99207.
pay online. At www.sacheen.org
Sacheen Lake property owners:
Lake residents are beginning to return after a rather lengthy and snowy winter. I am writing you to
bring to your attention several issues facing us in the near future. Hopefully you will find this information helpful as you
continue to enjoy the beauty of our lake.
1. Pend Oreille County
has completed the property assessments of our lake properties. This re-evaluation is for our 2009 taxes. Property values may
have doubled. Plan for an increase in your county taxes. To find out your assessed property value, call the Pend Oreille County
Assessors office at 447-4312. To find out your tax bill in 2009 call the County
Treasure at 447- 3612. Or click here. Those residents with mortgages may not be receiving their tax information directly. This information
may be going to your mortgage company. It may be worthwhile to see your county tax breakdown.
Sacheen Lake Sewer and Water Board have put the Terrace residents under an LID (Local Improvement District) for the purposes
of providing sewer. An LID is explained under Washington
law as follows:
improvement districts — Establishment — Special assessments — Bonds.
1) A community
renewal agency may establish local improvement districts within the community renewal area, and levy special assessments,
in annual installments extending over a period not exceeding twenty years on all property specially benefited by the local
improvement, on the basis of special benefits, to pay in whole or in part the damages or costs of the local improvement, and
issue local improvement bonds to be paid from local improvement assessments. The formation of the local improvement districts,
the determination, levy, and collection of such assessments, and the issuance of such bonds shall be as provided for the formation
of local improvement districts, the determination, levy, and collection of local improvement assessments, and the issuance
of local improvement bonds by cities and towns, insofar as consistent with this chapter. These bonds may be in any form, including
bearer bonds or registered bonds as provided in RCW 39.46.030.
to the State website at access.wa.gov for the full definition, rights and responsibilities of an LID.
Thank you for your attention. You may also visit the Sacheen
Lake web site at www.Sacheen.org for more information and links. Thank you again for your time.
wanting more information related to lake issues, the following meetings are available to you:
Sewer District meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. and the 3rd Thursday at 4 p.m., usually at Ron Schmidt’s
house. They are our junior taxing district and deal with sewering, lake level and milfoil among other things. They apply for
and hold any approved permits for beaver tube maintenance and installations, milfoil treatment, and are working toward a sewering
plan for the Terrace and other interested areas around the lake.
welcome to attend these meetings. Occasionally, times and places are changed with one day notice,
so it’s a good idea to verify those before the date you plan to attend. All value your direction and opinion, but they
need to know what it is.
The officers for this year are as follows:
President - Jason Sargent - firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Deb Storms - email@example.com
Treasurer - Jamie Spivy - firstname.lastname@example.org