Wilderness Rim Association oversees the Wilderness Rim water system, Cascade Park, the greenbelt, and the office. The volunteers who serve on your Board of Trustees give generously of their time, endeavoring to act in your best interests and to serve with honesty and integrity.
We would greatly appreciate your support.
Questions and answers regarding water concerns:
Was there something that happened with Sallal? Is it just to save money, and if so why are we doing this now and not waiting to do it at the regular meeting?
We are changing now (and not in July) because the contract with Sallal is renewed each January.
We are going back to handling our own billing to reduce costs, to have accurate accounting as requested by our CPA, and to provide office services here in the community.
How much money is being saved, and how?
We anticipate saving at least $10,000 per year by performing these tasks ourselves.
For example, our new budget for meter reading is less than $3,500 a year. With Sallal it would cost $7800.
How will we be hiring the new employees to make this happen?
We have hired a very capable office person, Suzanne Glazier, to do the billing and to handle member concerns and payments.
And how/who will ensure that they are trained appropriately?
Denny Scott, our water system operator, has been working with Wil Chromey, our new meter reader. The meters have already been read and the process went smoothly. Our existing billing software license includes support for Suzanne.
Is Sallal continuing to do maintenance?
We are only resuming accounting-related functions. Sallal will continue to be our water system operator. They will continue to monitor water quality and to maintain the system. Our water quality will not be affected.