Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District

NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT INCREASE FOR NEWMAN LAKE FLOOD CONTROL ZONE DISTRICT PROPERTY OWNERS and PETITION/ASSESSMENT MAP MODIFICATION UPDATE

2019 Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District (NLFCZD):  The NLFCZD budget was approved by the Spokane County Board of County commissioners on October 30, 2018.  Resolution 2018-0798  The budget includes a 6.9% increase.  Additional funds in 2019 are designated toward increased lake health, i.e. more milfoil and aquatic week management, additional alum injected into the lake, and the cost for more electricity to run both water quality systems (alum and oxygen-aeration) longer next year.  2019 Budget and Supporting documentation.

Assessment Map Update – Current Status: The petitions to update the assessment maps, signed by the community in 2017, were received in 2018, and have been verified to meet the criteria to move forward with the update. District staff is currently, and actively, working with County legal counsel on a draft scope-of-work to hire the three appraisers, as legally obligated per the related-RCW. The timeline to move through the assessment map update is being developed with the goal of having the maps done, and new assessments in place, by the 2020 budget year.

Board of Equalization Hearing: This hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 5:30 pm in the Commissioners Hearing Room, which is in the lower level of the Spokane County Public Works Building, 1026 West Broadway Ave., Spokane, Washington. Comments on the District budget will not be heard at this hearing. This is a forum for receiving comments on the fairness of, and potential adjustments to, your individual assessment(s) only.

If you have any questions, you may reach out to Colleen Little, the new NLFCZD Manager, at (509) 477-7241 or at [email protected]  Thank you!

NOV. 7 2018

WORKING ADVISORY BOARD MEETING

Agenda

AlGAE IN THE LAKE


Washington State toxic algae website 
Initial letter to residents from Randall Kirk 8/2/17 (pdf)
Cyanobacteria test results 8/16/17 (pdf)
Toxic algae status 8/17/17 (pdf)
Algae Test Results 8/17/17 (pdf)
Algae Test Results 8/21/17 (pdf)
Possible New Sighting 9/22/2017 (pdf)
Message from Dr. Barry Moore 9/28/2017 (pdf)
  

Newman Lake Spring Newsletter


2016 Spring Newsletter (pdf)
2017 Spring Newsletter (pdf)
2018 Spring Newsletter (pdf)

Fire Pits on the Newman Lake Shoreline


Article by Lee Tate (pdf)

2017 State of the Lake Report


The 2017 State of the Lake Report has been issued to the Department of Ecology as required. Please click here to read:
2017 State of the Lake Report (pdf)
 

Proposed Changes to RCW 86.09:
Revision of Newman Lake Benefit Assessment Classifications and Map

Proposed Changes to RCW 86 - Legislature 2017 with Map (pdf)  

 

  1. Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District


    Physical Address
    1026 W Broadway Ave
    Public Works Building
    Spokane, WA 99260-0170


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    Mailing Address
    1026 W Broadway Avenue
    Public Works Building
    Spokane, WA 99260-0170

    Phone: 509/477-3600
    Fax: 509/477-7478