In light of an extended period of stagnant weather “cold temperature extremes and no wind activity” the Town of Lakeview’s air quality compliance is out the window for 2013, said Town Mgr. Ray Simms.
The air quality signal upstairs at Town Hall has pretty much been steady “red” until this past week when warmer temperatures and a change in storm activity began to clear out the stagnant air. As a result, the daily air quality sampling average has exceeded mandated standards steadily.
“The year 2013 is lost as far as compliance,” he said. “Whatever we do from this point on will be focused for the next year.”
Simms noted during the Lakeview Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 22, that a discussion with Oregon Department of Environmental Quality representative Kelly Potter hinted at a significant amount of funding that may become available to the Klamath Falls and Lakeview areas in the near future.