WATER AND SEWER RATES INCREASING 1/1/2019

In November 2017 the City Council  adopted rates for connection fees and for 2018 and 2019 water and sewer services. The monthly minimum for customers with water and sewer will increase from $69.31 to $88.89 beginning with the Jan 2019 billing cycle; the consumption allowance remains at 400 cu ft/mo and the excess water rate remains at $.039/cu ft. The complete ordinances can be viewed , and Low income seniors that demonstrate income and age eligibility pay 50% of the base rates for water and sewer. Eligibility must be renewed annually. Customers with sewer service who have not requested an inspection are being billed a $10/mo fee for Downspout/Sump Pump Connection. This fee can be removed from the customer’s billing if the City is able to verify that the structure’s rain or groundwater collection systems are not being routed to the sewer. There is a moratorium on new Commercial connections <ordinance detail available here> that would adversely impact BOD & TSS levels for the sewage treatment plant;  new residential connections are allowed and not restricted by the moratorium.

2019 VACATION RENTAL LICENSES DUE 1/1/19

You need a Vacation Rental License if you’re operating a vacation rental within the city limits. 2018 Vacation Rental Licenses will expire 12/31/18. Renew or apply for your license here. Jump to our complete business licensing information page here.

LED STREET LIGHTS INSTALLED

City street lights are being converted to more energy efficient LED fixtures through a program called “Relight Washington” funded by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board (TIB).  Warmer, low level CRI (Color Rendering Index) fixtures were chosen in consideration of wildlife environmental needs and night sky preservation. More information about the Relight Washington program can be found here. Email utilities@ci.stevenson.wa.us to report street light complaints.

WINTER PREPAREDNESS

Are you ready for winter? Information on snow removal can be found .

2018-2019 SMALL WORKS ROSTER

The City of Stevenson is updating its Small Works/Professional Services Roster and Vendor Purchasing List. State law requires the list to be updated annually. Contractors/vendors/professionals may be added to the list at any time during the year.  Those currently on the list must renew their eligibility annually. Click here for the advertisement  and here for the 2018-2019  Small Works Application form.

SIGN UP FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

Have you registered to receive emergency notifications? Visit skamaniasheriff.org to register cell phones. This is the best way to insure you will receive important Reverse 911 updates.