Moscow Pullman Daily News - Feb 7, 2007
Palouse water organization drops proposed rate increases
Organization had requested $12,000 boost in annual contributions from Moscow, Pullman, UI and WSU
By Ryan Bentley, Daily News staff writer
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - Page Updated at 11:34:23 AMThe Palouse Basin Aquifer Committee has put a hold on proposed rate increases to keep contributions equal between its entities.
Les MacDonald, public works director for Moscow and its representative to PBAC, said Moscow decided to increase its contribution level this year, but not to the amount requested by PBAC.
Moscow previously has budgeted $28,000 to PBAC, which hired Steve Robischon as a full-time manager last year. The requested increase from $28,000 to $40,000 was expected to help pay for Robischon’s salary and administrative costs.
Moscow decided to increase its annual payment to $34,000, and Pullman budgeted a $40,000 contribution for 2007. To maintain continuity between the members, PBAC decided to table the increases until next year.
“Moscow is committed to regional management of our water resources,” Riedner said. “And Moscow is committed to regional studies on the aquifer.”
I'm having a little difficulty reconciling the two statements, above. Which city did recent statements of concern about protecting water come from? Oh, yeah! They lying, hyprocritical, snobbish, elitist one.