Photo of Manchester community meeting focuses on county's proposed sewer rate increases and school district bond

The Manchester Community Advisory Council monthly meeting that takes place 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 5 features a presentation from Stella Vakarcs, Sewer Utility Manager of Kitsap County Public Works, on proposed sewer rate increases for 2024 and 2025. Washington state law requires sewer rates to be set to produce revenue sufficient to cover the costs of maintenance and operations, bond obligations, loan repayment, and other expenses necessary to properly run all five of the county’s sewer systems. County Commissioners plan a public hearing Oct. 23 on the proposed sewer rate schedule.

South Kitsap School District Superintendent Tim Winter and Public Information Officer Amy Miller will share information about the district's proposed 2023 bond, including the timeline and cost projections. They will also review how funds will be used to increase safety and security, modernize South Kitsap High School, and replace five schools within the district.

Members of the advisory council also announce upcoming community activities and opportunities. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend to stay informed and engaged. Go to the MCAC website for the meeting agenda.

The MCAC has vacancies for representatives from the schools and Nebraska neighborhood. Visit for more information and the online application.

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