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146 pages of letters to Washington County regarding Thursday’s public hearing on new septic / POWTS charge

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July 24, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – On Thursday, July 25 at 7:35 a.m. there will be a public hearing with the Washington County Planning and Parks Department regarding the creation of an Annual Special Charge Tax Assessment for Washington County properties served by Private Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (POWTS) for the purposes of tracking and maintenance.

The POWTS Maintenence Program Special Charge report, which can be found here, states:

The number of parcels serviced by POWTS in Washington County continues to change and we continue to
refine the inventory of systems. As of June 13, 2019, staff estimates 20,313 parcels are served by POWTS
throughout the County. Staff is recommending program costs be assessed at $11 per parcel annually served
by POWTS or $11 per system, whichever is greater based on the above cost estimate. Approximately 20,209
parcels (99.5%) would be assessed an $11 fee ($11 x 20,209= $222,299). The remaining roughly 103 parcels
would be assessed between $22-$66 depending on the number of POWTS systems on the property as follows:
 4 parcels at $66 annually
 6 parcels at $55 annually
 4 parcels at $44 annually
 10 parcels at $33 annually
 80 parcels at $22 annually

The public hearing will be in Room 1014 of the Herbert J Tennies Government Center, 423 E. Washington Street, West Bend.

As of July 24, 2019 there have been 146 pages of letters published on the Washington County website.

A random sample of letters is below.

letter to the County on POWTS and septic

letter to the County on POWTS and septic

 

Click HERE to read more submitted letters.

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