ACTION for Newman Lake
Action for Newman Lake
Reports from other lakes:
Community members are researching and interviewing other lakes in Washington to determine how they are funded, how they are organized in regards to water quality, flood and other issues.
Loon Lake – CLICK HERE TO READ
UPDATE – Petitioning – “Fair & Equitable Assessment”
Community petitioning on the “Fair and Equitable Assessment” Petition is in the final phase so if you have received a mailed petition, please consider signing it and return it at your earliest convenience, or, if you have not received a mailed petition, and wish to support ht effort, leave a name and address at 509-621-0160 and we will get one to you, or bring one over if you are here at the lake. Response has been great as somewhere over 95% of those that we have presented a petition to have signed on in support of the re-evaluation effort.
NOVEMBER ACTION UPDATE
For November ACTION is hoping to get back to meetings with other lakes and districts to see how they run their business and what we can learn from them. ACTION will be trying to visit Twin Lakes, Sacheen Lake and perhaps Deer Lake with some follow up work with Loon Lake. We will also start to post our interviews on the website.
Community Group working with Commissioner Kern’s Office
A group of community member’s efforts continue in a working group with Commissioner Josh Kern’s Office to try and identify options to find an organizational structure that can better serve the current and future needs of the Newman Lake community.
Flood Zone District and Spokane County Staff’s preparation and choice of the wording changes for inclusion in this year’s Senate Bill 5543, and their narrow focused wording in the petition document itself remain very much in question, as to their adequacy to address the “fair and equitable” issue. If this proves to be a legal issue, it will be another failure of the County to support the community good and more work for the community. I believe this group is getting close to the point where the Board of County Commissioners will be required to take some action on the path forward on this issue.