I think I may need some help on this one, as my math may not be correct and the Lummi Sewer team may need to give some clarification.
We first received notice that we were paying $11,659 for our share of the sewer improvements, which was over $3.1 million divided by 269. I guess some folks had a discussion with Lummi Sewer and the adjustments were made to be for all Sandy Point, which would be correct in that everyone had their sewer connections upgraded in some fashion. However, after looking at the adjusted total for 1158 shares, it went up by $5.5 million!!!! To my understanding, 900 people were not fronting the bill for that $5.5, but once it was figured that all lots were going to pay… they tacked on the $5.5 million to the total to keep the payments high.
I’d be very interested to see what funds were given to Lummi Sewer for this project, as I believe that they were doing this to also get sewer for the housing project they have planned. This would mean that government dollars were likely given to them for the help in making the improvements. If this is the case, it be supplied to the total bill with no contributions going back to any parties.
If anyone has some clarification on this, I’d love to hear it and see your feedback! We are all neighbors out here, and should treat each other as such.