The Redway Community Services District were advised that they couldn’t change their sewer rates until they changed the district ordinance governing rates, board president Michael McKaskle said in an interview following the district board meeting of Aug. 21. McKaskle explained that the board will need to change their ordinance to allow them to set rates by resolution. The current ordinance actually lists the fees.
McKaskle said that there is quite a process to changing the ordinances of the district since the ordinances are like the constitution of the district. He explained that making ordinance changes requires several steps, including meetings, public noticies, and a waiting period before final adoption of the change. The district is just beginning the process.
McKaskle said the board tabled a recent annexation request again because the annexation applicant didn’t come to the meeting and the board is focused on the rate issue.
Ken Dean, operations manager, was out of town so there was no operations report. The board encourages ongoing trainings and Dean was attending one.
Two members of the public attended the meeting, McKaskle said. One of them commented during the public comment period that he didn’t trust the board.
Rian Schultz was the only applicant who filed for the open board seat vacated when John Rogers left. Due to county requirements, it was too late for the board to appoint her to the seat or to ask the county
The next regular board meeting will be Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the district office at 1150 Evergreen Road, Suite #2.