March 2018

First of all, three “housekeeping” details.

One, this quarter’s Water News will be the last paper & mailed version of our quarterly Water News.  At our last membership meeting, almost all attendees voted to change to an email version and we will be communicating with you “digitally” from now on.

Two, our next quarterly members’ meeting – 5:00 to 7:00 pm on March 21stwill be the last meeting at the Race Road Fire Station for this year.  The station will be getting a “top to bottom” renovation beginning this spring so we will be moving our quarterly meetings to the Coupeville Library @ 788 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville – just up the street from the Museum.  We plan to continue to have our meetings on the evening of the third Wednesday of June, September and December as we have always had – and we hope that you will continue to join us!

Three, our board has drafted a “refreshed” version of our Bylaws – which have not been updated since our association was born.  Please take a look at this draft on our website and come to our quarterly meeting ready to discuss it and vote to bring our Bylaws up to date.

The theme of this “first-of-the-year” membership meeting on March 21st will be “Responsibilities and Limitations of Satellite Management Agencies.”  For our Group A members, whether you have a contract with one of our local SMAs or not, you will learn from the State Office of Drinking Water what the State’s expectations for SMAs are – and from the SMAs, what their limitations are – and how they are dealing with these limitations.

For our Group B members, while you may not be contracting with a local SMA, we are sure that you will learn something important from this “freewheeling” discussion.

Warm regards, Jim Patton