SID Info --- J-lake Wastewater Holiday Flows




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SID WASTEWATER FLOWS CONTINUES TO INCREASE OVER THE 4TH HOLIDAY PERIOD:

July 4th Flows--Jlake



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    The September 2014 SID Board Meeting was held on the 17th and Bob Cummins of Merriweather Subdivision was welcomed as the newly elected Trustee, joining Bruce Smith, Larry Ossenkop, Norm Hoveling and Dick Hollinger, all of whom were elected for another two year term.  Former Trustee, Mick Schroeder was thanked for his 12 years of service on the board and his part as JLDI President in aiding the formation of the SID to serve Johnson Lake.
    In addition, the 2014-2015 SID Property Tax Levy was set at 55.00 cents per $100 valuation, the same levy rate as last year.  It was noted that the current total valuation of $138,015,241 for the District only increased 1.4% over last year, compared to over a 14% increase the previous year.  The Total Bonded Indebtedness of the District remaining is $14,971,782 for the total initial project costs of $19.5 Million plus interest.
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WHAT CAN WE PUT DOWN THE TOILET OR DRAIN???
The following link has great information: 
http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/wtd/Education/ThingsYouCanDo/TalkTrash.aspx
Read the entire page for the most information -- In the Kitchen and  In the Bathroom
Let's protect our central collection and treatment system to get the greatest life...
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NEW FAX NUMBER FOR SID --  720-262-7757

SEWER ASSESSMENT PAYMENTS:

Everyone should have received by now the "official billing" of the sewer assessment from the respective county treasurer; which gives the Total Assessment amount, plus the schedule, should one elect to make annual payments for 15 years and the 5% simple interest rate on the unpaid balance.  Any annual payment received after August 12th in each of the future years will be considered delinquent and subject to a 7% rate.

Any principal amount paid before October 1st, 2009 will not bear interest; however, the payment must be made in multiples of the annual payment amount.  After October 1st the UNPAID PRINCIPAL BALANCE will bear interest of 5% from August 12th.  Each time a future payment is made, it must include at least one annual payment amount and all unpaid interest now due at that time.

In the SID Document folder is an illustration of making several lump sum payments over the 15 year period and how the interest will be calculated.  Please feel free to contact either of the County Treasurers or the SID Clerk if you have any question.

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 SEWER COSTS

 

Our sewer costs are divided into three categories, as dictated by state statutes, as follows:

 

  1. User Fees:  are estimated to run approximately $165 per year (plus state sales tax) per connection to cover the expected operating costs of the sewer system and will be adjusted annually. Current plans are to bill these annually, each May, rather than monthly to contain our operating expenses. Commercial business users will be charged the same rate, multiplied by their calculated “equivalent residential unit” [ERU] based on their individually calculated histroical flow rates.

 

  1. General Obligation Tax Levy:  is estimated to run approximately $560 to $575 per $100,000 valuation per year on all taxable properties within the SID district.  This cost covers the lagoon treatment facility construction and the temporary construction well; the SID maintenance and office building; the public water well at this location; the eleven (11) lift pump stations; the force mains running from the lift stations when required; construction inspection services; the associated engineering and legal expenses and the annual SID administrative expense. This levy will be set annually by the SID Board and billed as part of the property tax levy by each county.

 

  1. Individual Assessments:  consists of two parts – the first being the base amount or availability portion which was charged to every developable and/or sewage generating residential and commercial or business lot and was estimated to be approximately $8,000 to $8,500 per lot. {Actual came in at only $7940}  For the commercial business facilities within the District, this final number was multiplied by their “equivalent residential unit” [ERU] described above. This portion of the total assessment covers the cost of the sewer collection main surveying and construction expense;  the manholes; construction inspection services; the associated engineering and legal expenses; and the related restoration expense.

 

     The second part was for each “individual service connection” which was calculated

based on the contract unit costs for each item of the individual service connection for each individual property. These costs include the sewer tap and tee, the number of feet for the service line connection pipe, septic tank location,  pumping and  filling or abandonment, the required clean outs and any other related need or cost associated with the service connection; such as grey water lines and tanks, concrete replacement, boring, asphalt removal and replacement, fence removal, seeding etc. This was approximately $2,500 for a normal 50 foot service line. Different footage ran $23.50 ± per foot, plus clean outs, boring, concrete work, and other extras needed.

 

Homeowners can pay the assessment in full without interest before October 1st ,2009 or they can elect to pay the principal equally over 15 years before August 12th each year with annual interest of 5% on the unpaid balance; or at a 7% delinquent rate if paid after Aug 12th.  These billings and payments are made through the county.

 

Rev 9-1-09

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SID Interest Rate is 5% & Objections

The SID Board approved a 5% per year on the unpaid balance interest rate yesterday at their monthly meeting; upon the advise of their legal counsel and fiscal agent.  This would make the delinquent rate 7% in accordance with state statutes for future payments made after the annual due date of August 12th.

This first year, once the official bill is received from the County Treasurer, later this month; any payment amount paid before October 1st will not bear interest.  Everyone will automatically be setup on the 15 year payment plan; however it may be paid in full before October 1st and all interest charges will be avoided.  Future annual payments will be
due before August 12th each year; and delinquent if paid after the 12th.

Those filing objections will be notified of the actions taken by the Board from the SID's attorney within the next several days.

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SEWER REPAIRS

Sink hole repairs and seeding are planned to be taken care of the week of September 13th by Van Kirk's and Rutjens.  If there are any new needs, please
email them to: 
SewerRepairs@jlake.org 
   Then, the next repair date is set for mid-April of 2010 with a final session late summer.  Any contract related
emergency repair must be authorized in advance by the contractors; after reporting it by email, you will receive a reply message with their contact phone
numbers.
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SEWER SINK HOLE REPAIRS
-- Rather than wait until the scheduled September 13th time for taking care of the recent sink holes from the latest rains,
Jim Van Kirk plans to have Marv and his crew make these repairs on Saturday, the 1st of August.  If there are any additional repairs needed; be sure to
email them to this address:   SewerRepairs@jlake.org  
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ASSESSMENT FIGURES ARE "IN THE MAIL"
The following letter is included in the packet mailing to all lot holders with regards to their sewer assessments:
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INDIVIDUAL LOT ASSESSMENT TOTALS TO BE SUBMITTED JULY 15TH---
Plans are for the Sewer Project Engineer to submit for the SID Boards approval the individual lot assessments during the
July 15th meeting after which they will be mailed to each lot holder for review.  It is now anticipated that the actual levies will be mailed by the respective counties shortly after the Board's August meeting on the 12th.  See the HUB article below
for additional information.
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SID PROJECT COMPLETION AND ASSESSMENTS---
It is anticipated and planned that the Project Engineers will certify the completion of the Waste Water Collection and Treatment Project Costs for the Johnson Lake Sewer Project at the SID#1 Board of Trustee's July 1st Meeting (@3:00 p.m.). At this time, the Board will establish the dates and means for Lot Holder's Notification of the Calculated Assessments against each benefited property within the District's boundary as well as Publication Dates for a Public Meeting and Hearing for anyone objecting thereto, providing proper notice has been given.  These are anticipated for the later part of July; with the actual levy of the assessments will be sometime before mid-August by each respective county.  Payment must be made within 50 days of this levy date of either the full amount or 1/15 of the principal;
with the balance to be paid over the next 15 years bearing annual interest on the unpaid amount. More details will be forthcoming.
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Sewer Construction Repairs---

6-15-09  Update:  The July repairs have now been completed in advance by Marv and his crew of Van Kirk Bros Contracting for both sides of the lake.  Future needs for dirt filling and possible over-seeding should continue to be reported by email to:  SewerRepairs@jlake.org   These repairs will then be scheduled for the week of September 13th; unless the contractor's schedules allows for an earlier return.  Our thanks to Jim Van Kirk and Marv for handling these in such a prompt manner. 

5-6-09 Update:   The April repairs have been completed for the most part except  for over-seeding; which will take place as soon as the weather permits.  Any future needs for dirt filling and possible over-seeding should be reported by email to:  SewerRepairs@jlake.org  These needs will then be scheduled for the planned return the week of July 13th.  If it is a true "life endangering emergency" the same email address should be addressed; and then you will be supplied with the contractor's phone number to make phone contact.  Any repair work by a private contractor must be authorized in advance by the project contractor.  Additional gravel/rock for common areas and/or driveways etc is either the responsibility of the individual home/cabin owner or the area association and/or Central with regards to the access roads (see below).


The Sewer Collection project has now been approved by the engineering team and accepted by  the SID Board, such that the project can be closed out and the individual assessment calculations can begin, once the fiscal agent bills for their services upon completion of the lagoon contract.  It is expected that these might be available for the preliminary review in late May.

The contractors will be returning on the  following dates, weather permitting, to make necessary warranty and seeding repairs and follow-up needs. 

YOU SHOULD NOW COMMUNICATE YOUR NEEDS DIRECTLY TO THE CONTRACTORS USINGTHE FOLLOWING EMAIL ADDRESS: SewerRepairs@jlake.org  

PLEASE BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR LAKE 911 ADDRESS, YOUR NAME, YOUR CONTACT PHONENUMBERS AND A DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF YOUR NEEDS. THE CONTRACTORS WILL THEN SCHEDULE YOUR REPAIRSFOR THEIR NEXT RETURN TO JOHNSON LAKE.   

All emergency repairs must be authorized in advance by the contractor --  

Office contact numbers are: East Side—Van Kirks: 402-773-5250

and West Side—Rutjens: 402-368-2922

All future road repairs should be communicated to your area director, who will relay this information to the  JLDI Roads Chairman, Steve Thuernagle, for coordination with Central's staff


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Larry Ossenkop,
Mar 1, 2009, 6:25 PM
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