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File #: 17-1032    Name: CSA 75, Chualar Sewer Increase, Prop 218 Negative Protest
Type: General Agenda Item Status: Passed
File created: 10/2/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 10/17/2017 Final action: 10/17/2017
Title: Acting on behalf of County Service Area 75 - Chualar: a. Set a Public Hearing on December 5, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. to hear protests against proposed increased wastewater service fees by property owners pursuant to Proposition 218 requirements; b. Direct Resource Management Agency to mail the Notice of Public Hearing to property owners in CSA 75 - Chualar not less than 45 (forty-five) days prior to the date of hearing; and c. Direct Resource Management Agency to publish the Notice of Public Hearing in the Monterey County Weekly not less than 45 (forty-five) days prior to the date of hearing.
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Attachment A - Notice of Public Hearing, 3. Attachment B - CSA 75 - Final Wstewtr Rate Study, 4. Attachment C - CSA 75 Location Map, 5. Completed Board Order
Title
Acting on behalf of County Service Area 75 - Chualar:
a. Set a Public Hearing on December 5, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. to hear protests against proposed increased wastewater service fees by property owners pursuant to Proposition 218 requirements;
b. Direct Resource Management Agency to mail the Notice of Public Hearing to property owners in CSA 75 - Chualar not less than 45 (forty-five) days prior to the date of hearing; and
c. Direct Resource Management Agency to publish the Notice of Public Hearing in the Monterey County Weekly not less than 45 (forty-five) days prior to the date of hearing.
Report
RECOMMENDATION:
It is recommended that the Board of Supervisors, acting on behalf of County Service Area 75 - Chualar:
a. Set a Public Hearing on December 5, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. to hear protests against proposed increased wastewater service fees by property owners pursuant to Proposition 218 requirements;
b. Direct Resource Management Agency to mail the Notice of Public Hearing to property owners in CSA 75 - Chualar not less than 45 (forty-five) days prior to the date of hearing; and
c. Direct Resource Management Agency to publish the Notice of Public Hearing in the Monterey County Weekly not less than 45 (forty-five) days prior to the date of hearing.

SUMMARY/DISCUSSION:
Wastewater service rates for County Service Area 75 - Chualar Consolidated (CSA 75) have remained unchanged for over 14 years. This has resulted in an inability of CSA 75 to generate sufficient revenues to offset operational and infrastructure costs and the need for General Fund loans totaling $1,166,483 between June 2012 and September 2014. In November 2015, the CSA 75 Draft Wastewater Rate Study (Rate Study) was completed by the Wallace Group. The Rate Study identified four (4) rate alternatives needed to sustain wastewater operations, accomplish capital improvements, and establish reasonable reserves over the next five (5) years:

1A - No Loan Payback, No Phase-In
1B - No Loan Payback, ...

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