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Kremmling Sanitation District board seeks new member

KATIE LOOBY
klooby@grandcountynews.com
Grand County, Colorado

The Kremmling Sanitation District Board of Directors is accepting letters of interest from district residents interested in filling a seat on the board.

The district provides sewer services for the Town of Kremmling. It meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Kremmling Town Hall, 200 Eagle Avenue.

Meetings are open to the public.

Board president Rich Rosene stepped down from his position because he moved out of the district. He has been a part of the board for the past 10 years.

Other board members are: Jim Ward, Dave Jones, Paul Ohri, and Jason Bock. The board also will select a new board president Jan. 12.

The ideal person for the position is someone who lives in district, and has a background or experience in construction, engineering or business. However, that experience is not needed to apply, Ward said.

“It’s service that the community needs,” he said. “It’s just a kind of community volunteer work, and we just need help.”

Board members are paid $50 a month.

All letters of interest should be addressed to: Kremmling Sanitation District, P.O. Box 538, Kremmling, CO 80459 or dropped off at Town Hall. Letters must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 30.

The board will review the letters, interview candidates, and appoint the new member at their regular board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. The new board member will serve until May 2010.

District could merge with town

“We are in a lawsuit over some construction and we hope to end that lawsuit before we merge with the town,” Ward said.

The lawsuit is with the district’s engineering company because the board alleges construction was done improperly during the last few years, he said.

District users did not receive the quality of reclaim water they were supposed to because of a deficiency in the design, Rosene said.

“Right now we’re still working on trying to get our reclaim water system operational,” Rosene added. “That was part of the upgrade to treatment plan.”

After the district could not solve the problem with the engineering company they took it to the next step, Rosene said.

They are going into mediation in February, in order to get the reclaim water functional and for everything else to operate the way they were told, he said.

A figure has not been settled on yet, Ward said.

The district is also is working on meeting the state’s turbidity standards, but the wastewater treatment plant remains the district’s main priority.

Today (Jan. 12) the board could also award a contract for replacement of two lift stations, Railroad and Depot, to supply more reliable service for the district, Rosene said.

The sanitary district has similar boundaries as the town, he said.

The town will absorb the sanitation board once the two merge, said Kremmling Town Manager Ted Soltis. “We’re hoping that by the end of the year we’ll be unified.”

” Katie Looby covers government and education for the Sky-Hi Daily News. You may reach her at 887-3334 ext. 19601 or klooby@grandcountynews.com.


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