BURN BAN EFFECTIVE JULY 26TH

Due to weather conditions and extreme fire danger, ALL OUTDOOR BURNING IS PROHIBITED STARTING AT 12:01 AM THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018. THIS BAN EXTENDS TO PROHIBIT RECREATIONAL FIRES AND CAMPFIRES.  Use of approved natural gas or LP gas fire pits/grills and charcoal barbecues is allowed, but please be careful with fire!

The most current Washington State Department of Natural Resources wildfire information is available here.

ANNUAL CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT (CCR)

The annual  Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), also known as the water quality report, is compiled and available <here>. The report contains detailed information about your drinking water.

PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER NEEDED

We are seeking a community member to fill a vacancy in Position #4 on the Stevenson Planning Commission. Click here for the recruitment ad and Statement of Interest form. Planning Commission members meet on average once a month on the second Monday, with occasional special meetings as needed. Members are paid a stipend of $75/meeting with a maximum compensation of $150/month.

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.

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.