Letter: Langley, ongoing saga with Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
The ongoing saga with Three Lakes Water and Sanitation District
I hope many of you are following the ongoing saga of the residents on CR 4632 and the 3 Lakes Water and Sanitation District. Much chagrin, much controversy and continuing ambiguity.
Formed as a special district, 3 Lakes is autonomous. They report to no one. They are accountable to no one. They make decisions without knowledge, information or financial hardship consideration.
My experience with them over the past 3 months has been disheartening. They have not answered direct questions on issues presented to them. They have danced around defining their own rules and regulations. They voted on our line extension without an accurate map, survey, understanding the difficult topography of our road, or examining costs to the homeowners. And, their decision to extend the line was made with NO open public discussion or notification to existing homeowners until AFTER the extension was approved.
3 Lakes is forcing us to connect to their, or should I say OUR sewer line, because WE the homeowners must bear the entire cost to excavate, extend the main and pay an additional $9400 in tap fees. The topography on our road will also require each of us to also put in a lift station. The costs to me personally is between $60-$70,000.
We cannot let these ELECTED officials continue to do business in this fashion. There has to be some reasoning, rationale, intellect, compassion and concern for the economic impact to not only the homeowners, but to our community. Since they alerted us that the sewer line was going to be extended, three new lots have been put on the market and my home value has just plummeted by 30%.
As this saga has unfolded, I have heard story after story about other residents who are facing or have faced similar circumstances. We need to band together as a community and put a stop to this insanity. Please, as my neighbors Michael Eha and Joe Burgo have asked, send your comments to Sky-Hi. Get involved. Be proactive. Attend the board meetings. Make a stance. Together, we can change this.
The next scheduled board meeting is August 8th, 6:30 at their offices 1111 CR 48 (Golf Course Rd).
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