City Administrator’s Notes - May 2014

Title 13, which is the Utility Section of the Municipal Code has been updated for the first time since 2003. Ordinance 1036 deals with the water section of the code and Ordinance 1037 deals with sewer.
Resolution 471 breaks out all utility rates, charges and fees from Title 13 so they are readily accessible. The City Council approved these on April 22nd and they are now posted on the City website.
I have written an issue paper addressing our out-dated lift stations. This will aid us as we pursue a Community Development Block Grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce. I have
attended two workshops put on by the Department. The first one was held here at City Hall on April 17th. The second was held on April 24th at Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington.
These were very helpful and should aid us in our attempt to acquire that grant.
If you are interested in learning more about our lift station project, feel free to stop in at City Hall. I would be glad to discuss it with you.
Steven