RECREATIONAL FIRES ALLOWED STARTING FRIDAY MORNING 9/14/18

The ban on RECREATIONAL FIRES and campfires will be lifted effective midnight Thu 9/13/18;  SMALL DEBRIS FIRES ARE  STILL PROHIBITED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. The most current Washington State Department of Natural Resources wildfire information is available here. Please be careful with fire!

ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR WWTPO II OR III

The City of Stevenson, Washington, is recruiting for a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator II or III.  This newly created position will be responsible for the safe operation of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant within the guidelines set by the multiple regulatory agencies.  Our current treatment technology is a single-oxidation ditch with plans to construct upgrades in the very near future. Annual Salary of  $51,047-$67,174 for WWTPO II, and $54,821-$72,142 for WWTPO III depending on qualifications and experience; generous benefits package. Applications are available at Stevenson City Hall or on the City’s website at http://ci.stevenson.wa.us/business/current-job-openings/.  Submit an application, a cover letter, and a resume to the City of Stevenson at 7121 E Loop Rd, PO Box 371, Stevenson WA 98648, or by email to leana@ci.stevenson.wa.us. Open until filled.   First review of applications is scheduled for August 27, 2018. The City of Stevenson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WATER AND SEWER RATES INCREASED 1/1/18

The City Council  adopted new rates for water and sewer services and connection fees. For copies of the complete ordinances, click <here for water>, <here for sewer>, and <here for connection fees>. The monthly minimum for customers with water and sewer increased from $49.45 to $69.31. The monthly consumption allowance (400 cu ft) and the charge for excess water ($.039/cu ft) did not change. All customers with sewer service who have not requested an inspection will notice a new $10 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 system. Also, there is relief for  low income seniors that demonstrate income and age eligibility. A 6 month moratorium <ordinance detail available here> was imposed on new Commercial connections that would adversely impact BOD & TSS levels for the sewage treatment plant; new residential connections are allowed and not limited by the moratorium.

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