Notice of Proposed Sewer Service Rate Increase
Published 2022-03-02 13:02:41
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the District Board of West Bay Sanitary District will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the District’s Board Room located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park, CA and by Zoom or telephone https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87293196887?pwd=eVhJclByK254czFyUUFpcnJYM WUzdz09 Meeting ID: 872 9319 6887 Passcode: 980806 or telephone 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 872 9319 6887 Passcode: 980806.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider a proposed increase in sewer services charges for fiscal year (FY) 2022/2023 and for FY 2023/2024. District Fiscal Years (FY) start on July 1st through June 30th of the following year. Additional information is available through the District’s website at www.westbaysanitary.org and on the official notice that was mailed to every parcel address that pays District rates
The annual sewer service charge proposed increase is 2% for the next two years from $1,255 per single family residence to $1,280 in FY 2022/2023 and to $1,306 in FY 2023/2024. Approximately 89 homes in the Portola Valley area (located within the On-Site Wastewater Disposal Zone), who pay higher charges for the maintenance of their STEP or Grinder Sewer Collection Systems will increase from $1,875 per single family residence to $2,050 in FY 2022/2023 and to $2,226 in FY 2023/2024 in order to realign charges with the cost of service. Non- residential rates will increase proportionately according to loading characteristics. The non-residential customer pays the single-family rate at a minimum. The increased charges are required to fund needed maintenance, reconstruction to the sewer system, levee improvements, and expenses for the Silicon Valley Clean Water regional wastewater treatment plant.
Protests against the proposed rate increase must be submitted in writing by 4:00pm on April 27, 2022, signed by the property owner, must identify the owner(s) of the property for which the protest is entered, and must include the property address and assessor’s parcel number (APN).