Newman Lake Flood Control Zone District
2020 FALL OPEN HOUSE
A community open house meeting was held virtually by the NLFCZD Staff on September 16, 2020. The agenda, presentation, and recording can be found in the links below.
For the schedule of future meetings, and documents relating to past meetings, please select Advisory Board from the menu to the left. At the bottom of that page, meetings are listed by year, along with related documents.
Septic Treatment Pilot Project
A community meeting was held February 5, 2020, conducted by Department of Ecology and Spokane Conservation District-Water Resources staff.
Click here to access their follow-up letter:
Additional information can also be found here:
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARING
This hearing was held Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Commissioners Hearing Room, lower level of the Spokane County Public Works Building, 1026 West Broadway Ave., Spokane, Washington. The Hearing was an open forum for receiving comments on the fairness of, and potential adjustments to, individual assessments only; not to the overall budget or assessment percentage. Copies of the 2020 Certified Roll and the 2020 Assessment Summary are provided below:
2020 Annual Assessment Summary
If you have questions, you may reach out to Colleen Little, the new NLFCZD Manager, at (509) 477-7241 or at email@example.com. Thank you!
Assessment Maps Update – Current Status: The Board of County commissioners has been petitioned to appoint a Board of Appraisers (BOA) to reconsider, revise, and/or reaffirm the classification and relative percentages of the parcels within the NLFCZD under RCW 86.09.
The objective is for the BOA to determine/reassess the benefits each parcel derives from both 1) flood control and 2) stormwater management undertaken by the NLFCZD, and then based on those benefits, reconsider, review and/or reaffirm the current "classification" of each parcel with respect to each of those two purposes of the Flood Control Zone District, fairly distributing the costs of the District among as many benefited parcels as allows by law.
The conclusion of this effort will result in the BOA presenting two new base maps (flood control and stormwater) that will be used to levy new assessments on those parcels not otherwise classified as non-benefited, based on their relative benefit ratios.
The EPA and Department of Ecology provided the following information and asked that we share it with you, and that you share it with neighbors and friends.
Reports of dogs getting sick or dying after swimming in ponds, lakes, and streams are more common during the summer months. Please be aware that dogs can be exposed to toxins by skin contact with water contaminated with cyanobacteria or toxin(s), when swallowing water while playing in the water or by licking the water off fur or hair. If you suspect your dog has been exposed to a toxic algal bloom, please seek immediate veterinary care.
To date, Spokane County is unaware of any toxic algae blooms at Newman Lake. That doesn’t mean it won’t, or can’t, happen.
Below are links to useful resources on what harmful algal blooms are, how dogs can be affected, and how to protect you pet from toxins.
- EPA’s Video Protect Your Pooch from Harmful Algal Blooms
- CDC’s Reference Brochure for Veterinarians
- New York Sea Grant Guide on Harmful Algal Blooms and Dogs
Please visit the EPA page on How to Keep your Dog Safe from Toxic Algae for more information.
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)
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
2017 State of the Lake Report (pdf)
Proposed Changes to RCW 86.09:Proposed Changes to RCW 86 - Legislature 2017 with Map (pdf)
Revision of Newman Lake Benefit Assessment Classifications and Map