Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Bayview Water and Sewer

BAYVIEW: Issues to be considered

Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 12:00 am

The Bayview Water and Sewer District has two Board Positions up for election. It appears that some of the candidates and their supporters have a misunderstanding of facts regarding the operation of the district and laws governing the district.

One issue is regarding the district election for board positions. The claim is that there have been no elections for 20 years. The elections are under the control of a County Department. For several years there have been only a single candidate for each board position. According to Idaho Code (Title 34, Chapter 14), the sole nominee is appointed to the office if the position is uncontested.


Another issue that is not properly characterized is the existence of a Waste Water Permit. A claim has been made that we are operating without this permit. At the April Bayview Water and Sewer Board meeting, Ellery Howard, an engineer with JUB Engineering, presented this permit to the board. All the candidates for the board positions were present during the discussion regarding the permit.

A third issue is a complaint that Bayview Water and Sewer is following the State Code regarding record requests. Would people have us ignore State laws because it is not convenient for them? The law is to enhance transparency.



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