Dang! I blinked and missed it!
I hate when that happens. The Tribune hurled a HUGE headline story (and an editorial brickbat) at the Los Osos CSD for not getting public documents out the door in a timely manner (same problem for 6 of 7 other cities checked as well, but that was another “unrelated” story), but when the CSD voted Thursday night to pick an engineering firm to update the Project Report (Translation: put together a sewer proposal for the voters to select), if it was covered, I must have blinked and missed it
Well, the CSD selected Ripley Pacific Company, after receiving proposals from three firms (Lombardo Associates, Inc, and Ripley were neck and neck; one preferred by the selection committee, the other preferred by the Wastewater Committee, but both highly praised, with ABG Wastewater Solutions, Inc. lauded for it’s “innovative” solutions [unspoken, but clear: It’s too late for innovative, 21st century solutions for this community. Such solutions could have been possibilities, but too many doors have been deliberately slammed shut at this point for the community to benefit from ABG’s ideas. Sad, but there you are.]
The target for Ripley Pacific is that vote-able plans will be completed sometime this summer, which means there’ll be a voter selection under Measure B, followed by the rubber hitting the road: a Prop. 218 type assessment vote so homeowners in the prohibition zone can put their money where their mouths are.
Major step forward in moving towards building a wastewater system and doggone, I didn’t see a mention of that in the Tribune. Like I said, I must have blinked. Dang.
Other News: On March 30, 7 pm. at the Community Center’s CSD meeting, Paul Hood of LAFCO is scheduled to be on hand to ‘splain how the dissolution process works. Right now, a LAFCO dissolution hearing is set for 9 a.m. Thursday, June 15 at the Board of Supervisors Chambers in SLOTown. That should be a really interesting meeting since the Dissolvers will – I presume – have to submit evidence of their claims and the CSD will have to submit evidence to counter said claims. Should be fun: Dueling claims and then it’ll be up to LAFCO to decide which claims have merit and then decide, Oh, What To Do Next.
More cliffhangers, i.e. Normal for Sewerville.
Good News: Starting April 3 -7 is Clean Up Week here in Sewerville. Check with the CSD office for info and/or at the Mission Disposal office on Sunset Blvd. Basically, you get lots of FREE TRASH REMOVAL, above and beyond your usual can fee – which means Spring Cleaning big time. Plus, for a modest fee, you can arrive to have big items picked up. This is way cool for all that stuff you can’t recycle or drop off at various thrift stores for a second go-round or can’t figure out how to get to the landfill yourself. Great yearly event, so be sure to let your neighbors know. Nothing like spring cleaning, even for us Dogpatch Denizens. Our streets may be potholed, and we may not have a sewer yet, but there’s no need to keep those junker car parts in the weeds any longer. Not when those wonderful extra FREE pick ups are available starting April 3rd.