June 7, 2006
A proposed increase in sewer-service fees will be discussed at a meeting of the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council Tuesday, June 13.
The fee increase would apply to slightly fewer than 4,750 residential and business sewer connections in Placer County Sewer Maintenance District No. 1. The district covers unincorporated areas of North Auburnand Bowman.
The current sewer-service charge is $54.60 per month for single-family residences. The proposed rate hike would increase the fee to $59.51 per month beginning July 1.
Some properties other than single-family residences are billed for multiple units of service.
Most customers are billed for sewer service on their annual property tax statements.
The increase is a response to higher costs the district is experiencing due to inflation, new regulatory requirements, and the need to repair and, in some cases, replace aging sewer lines and treatment plant equipment. The rate hike will allow the district to continue providing high-quality service while remaining in compliance with state and federal regulations.
Last month, the county’s Facility Services Department mailed letters to affected property owners outlining plans for the rate increase.
At the June 13 North Auburn MAC meeting, Deputy Facility Services Director Will Dickinson will be on hand to discuss the proposed rate change. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in the Planning Commission Chambers at 2900 Richardson Drivein the DeWittCenter.
The countyBoardof Supervisors is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the proposed rate increase at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27. The public may address the board during the hearing or send written comments for board review to 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn, CA95603.
The board meeting will be held in the county’s Auburnadministrative center at 175 Fulweiler Ave.
For more information about the proposed rate increase, the public also may call 530-889-6846.