Sewer Rate Increase

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., a public hearing will be conducted at 630 Mountain View Street, Weaverville, CA 96093 to consider the proposed sewer rate increases for all properties that are provided sewer service by the Weaverville Sanitary District.  This will be a public hearing before the Weaverville Sanitary District Board of Directors to allow public testimony and discussion of the proposed sewer rate adjustments described within this notice.  The Board will take written and oral comments that evening. They will also consider all written protests against the proposed charges, determine if a majority protest exists, and consider resolutions to adopt the sewer rate charges.

REASONS FOR THE RATE INCREASE:

Operating expenses have increased;

Existing rates will not adequately fund costs for infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, repairs, and replacement.

The proposed sewer rate changes are as followed:

Classification Current 1/1/2018 1/1/2019 1/1/2020
Residential $22.00 $24.00 $26.00 $28.00
Commercial
Restaurant
All Other
$22.00 Minimum
$2.27 per 100 cf*
$1.83 per 100 cf*
$24.00 minimum
$2.47 per 100 cf*
$1.99 per 100 cf*
$26.00 Minimum
$2.68 per 100 cf*
$2.16 per 100 cf*
$28.00 Minimum
$2.88 per 100 cf*
$2.32 per 100 cf*
Hotels & Motels
First Unit
Each Additional
 
$22.00
$13.20
 
$24.00
$14.40
 
$26.00
$15.60
 
$28.00
$16.80
Industrial and schools Current rate 9.1% increase 8.3% increase 7.7% increase

* (cf) cubic feet of water use.

How to File a Written Protest
Written protests must be filed with the Weaverville Sanitary District. Written protests may be hand delivered or mailed to the District at PO Box 1949, Weaverville, California 96093. To be valid, written protests must state opposition to the proposed sewer rate increase, identify the parcel(s) (by assessor’s parcel number(s) or street address), and include the original signature of the property owner. Written protests may be submitted up to the conclusion of the public testimony at the public hearing on December 12, 2017.

About Proposition 218
In November 1996, California voters approved Proposition 218.  As a result, California agencies must comply with its requirements when setting utility rates. One provision requires that a noticed public hearing on utility rates be held and that rates not be increased if a majority of affected property owners protest the increased rates in writing.