Sequim City councilors discussed water fees, council goals and the Downtown Plan at the March 28 meeting.
Water turn off/on reduced
Councilors showed no interest in abolishing standby fees that total $41.90 for both water and sewer. Goschen found the fees were near average in the same cities at $41.11.
If the city were to eliminate standby fees, $35,000 in expenditures would transfer from about 80 city water/sewer customers — 50 seasonal residents and 30 houses for sale or in foreclosure — to about 1,800 regular residents. Increases would be about $1.62 more per month or $19.44 a year. City staff investigated the fees because of a citizen’s inquiry.
Council goals approved
Goals are:• Acquire a site for the new city hall/police station
The first draft of the LMN Architects proposal on the Downtown Plan is up for review at www.ci.sequim.wa.us/planning/downtownplan and at city facilities. City councilors will discuss various elements of the plan, including building height and parking, in coming weeks during study sessions.
Contact the City of Sequim, 152 W. Cedar St., at 683-4139.