Category Archives: KLWTD
Fact Checking Steve Gibbs
I saw this story in the Free Press this morning: Sewer Commissioner Seeks 2nd Term. Comm. Steve Gibbs is running for re-election to the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District board. Unfortunately, he was quoted as saying something that isn’t quite … Continue reading
Wastewater Funding Disparity Update
Now would be good time to revisit the wastewater funding disparity situation. For one thing, there’s been a bit of progress. Hurray! See here and here. For another, I think it’s necessary to demonstrate once again how straightforward this calculation really … Continue reading
FINALLY!!! Real Money to Address Wastewater Funding Disparity
I just saw this very exciting item on KeysNews.com. After a vague attempt to renege and tons of other nonsense, Monroe County has finally made it’s first million dollar payment to the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (District). I hate to … Continue reading
Sewer District – Missing the Point
Apparently the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (District) voted to leave the folks in Monroe Park high and dry. The District will not be providing service to that area despite the fact that there is state money available to do … Continue reading
Monroe Park Reality Check
The Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (District) is still hemming and hawing over Monroe Park. Here’s the story from the Free Press. (And another letter on KeysNet.com.) The District board tends to get stuck in vacillation-mode sometimes. The only thing that … Continue reading
I somehow missed this excellent letter on KeysNet.com. It was published on Friday. The state law requiring advanced wastewater treatment puts the onus on the property owner not the local wastewater utility. In other words, it is the property owner who is required … Continue reading
More Good News!
Updated to include a link to the judge’s ruling. Yay! The swap agreement between Monroe County and the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (District) cleared another hurdle today. The bond validation hearing went smoothly. Four years after I raised the funding … Continue reading
One Week From Today
My understanding is that the bond validation hearing will take place on December 10, one week from today. The bond validation hearing is the next step in putting the swap agreement into action. The swap agreement will allow for the … Continue reading
The Sewer District and the Streisand Effect
Have you ever heard of the Streisand effect? From Wikipedia: The Streisand effect is the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated … Continue reading
Dysfunction at the District?
The media has certainly made note of ongoing tension at the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District (District) lately. I haven’t paid much attention until recently. I assumed it was the same garden variety fussing and fighting they’ve always been up to.