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Kitsap North Perry Water District No. 13 Commissioner Position 3

6-year term; No Salary A Water District is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the potable drinking and other water facilities within their jurisdiction. The commission sets the general policies of the district, which are implemented by the hired professional staff. The commission sets the rates for service within the district. One of commission's main duties is the adoption of the district's budget and proposal of any Water district levies to be placed on the ballot to the people. The commission sets policies and approves all spending via the budget, whether for operations or capital items or public facility maintenance and improvements. The council also sets salaries for sewer district employees.
  • Ray Foley (NP) Retired

  • Dave Turnquist (NP)

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Biographical Information

Why did you decide to run for this position?

What are three major issues facing your water district?

Of the three, which one is the most urgent and why?

What unique qualities do you bring to this job?

How do you propose to lessen water usage in your jurisdiction?

Phone (360) 692-6669
Town where you live Bremerton, WA 98311
Experience (300 characters max) I have many years associated with North Perry Water District as a commissioner and at times Chairman of the Board.
I ran for the Commissioner position at the encouragement of the former general manager of the North Perry Water District. I have always had an interest in serving the community in which I live.
The three major issues facing the North Perry Water District, as with most other districts are 1. The lack of public funding for capital projects (no money in the public trust fund anymore). 2. A shortage of motivated, qualified personnel in the water industry. 3. Obtaining water rights in rural areas is extremely difficult for those interested in being on a private well, and this puts pressure on water districts to extend their mains to serve these people.
Probably #3, because of the extreme costs associated with extending mains.
As mentioned before, I have always has an interest in serving and being involved in the community in which I reside. Additionally I have a strong educational background including a Masters Degree in Public Administration.
North Perry Water District is always striving to reduce water usage on a per capita basis. Presently, our usage now is lower than it has ever been. Continued reduction will include involvement with Water Pac, public outreach, providing conservation kits and rate structuring.
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