significant update is that Sheila Pachernegg, the hydro geologist was able to walk the Stimson property on August 13 and expressed
encouragement that the property seems well suited to lagoon/land application. Sheila will put together a preliminary report
as to her findings.
forest appears to be approximately 15 years of growth which is great for nutrient uptake.
- Eric presented steps that we need to proceed with.
was asked whether we could/should enter into negotiations for the Stimson property
we have a whole lake LID, the mechanism for funding. It is suggested that we could continue "contingent" on the passage of
a whole lake LID.
Mike Kanyer suggested that we place a bond issue on a special ballot so we could secure the property outright without dependence
on the whole lake LID. Eric replied that IF the Board is committed to a whole lake LID that the separate bond issue would
complicate the process. By including the property cost in the funding package, usually at a lower interest rate.
Wood asked again what happened to the letters to be sent out for the LID. The final informational meeting is scheduled for
the 30th, then when all pieces of information are in order the letters will go out.
Bullock states that no one on Kohles Beach signed on for an LID. She says the money they put up was not an indication of support
for a sewer system.
was again expressed regarding the wording of the letter for the LID formation. Eric states that how the letter is composed
is dictated by RCW.
suggests a cover letter go along with the notice to make sure that people realize that a nonresponse is support for the
suggests that the notices be sent registered mail.
questioned whether we will again be comparing different systems if we go with the
property or just going with a lagoon system? DOE requires that a comparison of systems be made. We have already looked at
several, but the Board ultimately gives direction as to what system to use.
plants generally require more rigorous monitoring and chemicals. They can also be pretty spendy. Lagoon systems are basically
a form of recycling and generally are less costly to operate than package plants. Monitoring costs for lagoon systems are
generally less than for a package plant.
does not monitor the process, but does monitor what we do with the effluent.
older lagoon systems are in the news as needing updates, are we setting ourselves up for
future costs? Most of those systems needing updates are lagoons that were no lined and are infiltrating groundwater. These
need repairs, or updates.