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Grand Jury Report takes on Donner Summit district

Sun staff reports

A Nevada County Grand Jury Report released June 10 examining the Donner Summit Public Utility District took issue with wages, operations, and public outreach.

The report created by the Civil Grand Jury of Nevada County was prompted by significant growth and the potential for more development through Royal Gorge. The district provides water to 279 customers and sewage treatment for 264 customers.

The report concluded that compared to the larger Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency, salaries of district staff are excessively high.

Property insurance is likewise comparatively high when looking at the Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency, according to the report.

Public outreach and communication with stakeholders is not being given high enough priority by the district, according to the report.

The report also states that the board relies too heavily on staff, providing too little oversight.

Looking to operations, the report said the practice of discharging wastewater into the low-flowing Yuba River poses a threat to the river, and that the engineering, technology, capital investment, and personnel requirements merit significant upgrade.


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