Ron Little to leave utility district

February 16, 2010

Ron Little

When Ron Little retires, 29 years of history goes with him.

Little has been an employee of the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District since July 1981. He precedes the district’s current name, the formation of Sammamish as a city and the installation of the Bellevue-Issaquah water pipeline, the main source of the plateau’s water supply.

He wasn’t always headed for a life of water and sewer utilities. When Little first graduated from the University of Illinois with an engineering degree, he migrated to Los Angeles, hoping to work on race cars. Read more

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Water and sewer district commissioner is selected

July 6, 2009

Kathy Lambert has found her commissioner: Robert Abbott.

For the last month and a half, the King County councilwoman was interviewing applicants for a vacancy in the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District. The district serves a population of about 50,000, covering a geographical area that includes Klahanie, part of north Issaquah and most of Sammamish.

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City, sewer district officials reach water agreement

June 23, 2009

City and Sammamish Plateau Water & Sewer District officials will consider building a storm water runoff treatment system. The agreement between city and district officials will end a dispute related to storm water entering the underground Lower Reid Infiltration Gallery, a system used to recharge the aquifer beneath Issaquah. Read more

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Candidates file for City Council, school board, more

June 9, 2009

Mayor Frisinger unopposed

Mayor Ava Frisinger will run unopposed for a fourth term and seven City Council candidates will battle for four seats, according to unofficial King County Elections filings. Read more

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Indecisive water district cedes appointment to County Council

March 30, 2009

In five months, the Sammamish Plateau Water and Sewer District has been unable to fill a vacancy on its board of commissioners. After much debate and two failed votes, the commission is likely to miss its chance to make the appointment, passing off the responsibility to the King County Council.

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