CITY OF SELAH

NOTICE OF INFORMATIONAL PUBLIC MEETING- STUDY SESSION REGARDING SANITARY SEWER CONNECTION FEES

 

In accordance with the Washington State Administrative Code (WAC) 173-240-050 the City of Selah is required to plan for the growth and maintenance needs of its municipal sewer system. Furthermore, the City’s General Sewer Plan, which was adopted November 20, 2018, estimates that $32,983,000 in system upgrades are required to serve the present and future needs of the city.  In response to these capital costs, the 2018 General Sewer Capital Improvement Plan recommends a $6,183.00 per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) (300 gallons per day) sewer connection fee be established. As a result of further planning, the City of Selah has determined that the above sewer connection fee should be reduced to $2,500.00, with an initial sewer rate increase of 8% to cover the $32,983,000 dollars in system upgrades.

In anticipation of these needed sewer connection fee increases, the City of Selah Public Works Department would like to invite the public and development community to a public meeting-study session. The topics covered include development of the proposed sewer connection fees, possible options for phased implementation, and audience questions and answer session following the presentation.

Open Public Informational Meeting: Notice is hereby given that on June 4, 2019, commencing at 5:30 P.M., or as soon thereafter as practical, the City of Selah will conduct an informational public meeting in the City of Selah Council Chambers at 115 Naches Ave. Selah, WA.

For copies of the draft ordinance and additional information about the City’s planned sewer connection fees please see the City of Selah Public Works Department’s web site at: https://selahwa.gov/wastewater-sewer.

Dated this 29th day of May 2019.

/s/

Jeff Peters, Community Development Supervisor

CITY OF SELAH

NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW

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PUBLIC HEARING

 

Application: On April 4, 2019, the City of Selah Community Development Department prepared a State Environmental Policy Act Checklist for the adoption of the City’s 2020-2025 Six Year Transportation Improvement Program.;

Project Location: City wide ;Complete Application: April 5, 2019 ; File Number: SEPA-2019-003;

Approvals, Actions and Required Studies: City Council public hearing and adoption.

Environmental Review: The City of Selah is the lead agency for this proposal under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The City has reviewed the proposal for probable adverse environmental impacts and expects to issue a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS). The process in WAC 197-11-355 is being used. The lead agency will not act on this proposal for 14 days. After all comments have been received and considered, a threshold determination will be made. Comments received by 5:00 P.M. May 11, 2019, will be considered in making the determination. A copy will be sent to those who comment or may be obtained upon request. The determination will have specific appeal information and may be appealed within five business days of issuance.;

Open Record Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, commencing at 4:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as practical, the City of Selah City Council will conduct a public hearing in the Council Chambers, City Hall Bldg., 115 W. Naches Ave., Selah, WA. to consider adoption of the City of Selah 2020-2025 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (T.I.P.). A copy of the proposed 2020-2025 T.I.P. is on file and available for public inspection during regular business hours at the City of Selah Public Works Department, 222 S. Rushmore Rd, Selah, WA. Any person desiring to express his/her views or submit written comments on the proposed 2020-2025 T.I.P. is encouraged to attend the public hearing. Written comments received prior to 4:00 p.m. the day of the public hearing will be considered in the City Council deliberations.

Changes to the proposed T.I.P. raised during the hearing by the public, Council members or staff will be considered and may be adopted and included in the City of Selah 2020-2025 T.I.P. without further public hearings.

 Dated this 25th day of April 2019.

/s/

Jeff Peters, City Planner, Community Development Supervisor