The upcoming election for 4 Oak Harbor City Council members is going to be very important to the citizens. In this post I will outline some of the issues that we currently have with our planned septic treatment facility or Clean Water Facility to highlight why we have a City Council that consistently makes the wrong choices for Oak Harbor and why many members of the current Council need to be replaced with new blood in the Council.
We have a plan on the table by the current City Council that has not been thought through and will cost the citizens of our community dearly.
1- Plan was rushed.
The current plan was rushed though the council, several recommendations were made to take the time to do this right and all of those attempts were rebuffed by the Council.
There was a recommendation made to put the engineering of this sewage treatment plant out for a competitive bid. The Council refused and instead chose an engineering firm solely on the basis that it would take another 3 month to put this out for bid. They chose the engineering firm that the city has used for the last several years and that has consistently given the city the most expensive options.