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Sewer Rate Meeting Information and Documents

The following table provides information relating to changes to the sewer rate.  Additional information from public workshops, public notices, presentations and studies are located at the bottom of the page. For general sewer rate information and news, please click here.

City Council
Meeting Date
July 19, 2012
Topics

Second reading and adoption of an ordinance establishing new sewer service rate

Consideration of a resolution levying an annual sewer service fee on the tax roll for fiscal year 2012-13

Direction from
City Council

Resolution No.12-43 adopted

Supporting
Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:  Part 1 and Part 2

   1.  Resolution No.12-43 Levying the Sewer Service Fee for Fiscal Year 2012-13
   2.  Written Report
   3.  Notice of Public Hearing to Levy Sewer Fees on the Tax Roll
   4.  June 18, 2012 staff report and minute excerpts

Minutes (forthcoming)

City Council
Meeting Date
July 2, 2012
Topics First reading of an ordinance
Direction from
City Council
Council recommended to continue the item to the July 16, 2012 Regular City Council meeting 

Supporting
Documents

Staff Report and Attachments  

   1.  Ordinance No.1254 Amending Chapter 17.04 of the Municipal Code
   2.  June 18, 2012 staff report and minute excerpts 

Minutes

City Council
Meeting Date

June 18, 2012
Topics

Adoption of an Ordinance to amend by reference Title 17, Chapter 17.04 of the Mill Valley Municipal Code regarding sewer service fee

Public Hearing to consider a resolution levying an annual sewer service fee on the tax roll for fiscal year 2012-13 

Direction from
City Council

Council confirmed the written report and directed staff to:

  • Introduce first reading, Ordinance No.1254, amending Title 17, Chapter 17.04 of the Mill Valley Municipal Code regarding sewer service charges
  • Bring back the item for a second reading and adoption at next regular City Council meeting

Supporting
Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4

   1.  Ordinance No.1254 Restructuring Sewer Service Charges
   2.  Sewer Rate Study dated June 13, 2012
   3.  Resolution 12-25 Adopting Procedures in Connection with Proposed Sewer Service
   4.  Procedures for the conduct of a Public hearing relating to proposed Sewer service
   5.  Mailed Notice of Public Hearing on Restructuring Sewer Service Charges
   6.  March 26th Workshop Presentation
   7.  Written Report
   8.  Letters in Protest of Proposed Sewer Service Charges

Minutes

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City Council
Meeting Date

April 2, 2012
Topic(s) Presentation and recommendation for final sewer service charge structure
Direction from
City Council
Council accepted recommendation of a 100% flow-based structure with a minimum flow charge.  
Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments

     1.  Supporting tables excerpted from the rate model
     2.  March 19, 2012 staff report and minute excerpts

Minutes 

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Workshop Meeting Date March 26, 2012
Topic(s) Proposed alternative structure for sewer service fees
Supporting Documents

Workshop Mailer
Video Presentation
Workshop Power Point Presentation

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City Council
Meeting Date

March 19, 2012
Topic(s) Proposed alternative sewer service rate structure
Direction from
City Council

Council directed staff to:

  • Revise sewer service rate structure to reflect a 100% flow-based calculation
  • Make structure simple, reliable and equitable
  • Stabilize revenue stream resulting from a flow-based type structure
  • Proceed with Public Workshop on March 26, 2012
  • Move ahead with layout of funding levels for Capital Improvement Program 
Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:  Part 1  and Part 2

     1.  February 21, 2012 staff report and minutes excerpts

Minutes 

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City Council Meeting Date  February 21, 2012
Topic(s) Update proposed revision of the sewer service charge rate
Direction from    City Council

Council directed staff to:

  • Notify consumers of new rate structure proposal
  • Consider a long-term financing approach to fund infrastructure needs
  • Mitigate rate increases for highest water users
Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:

  1. Minutes excerpt from January 17, 2012

Minutes

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City Council Meeting Date January 17, 2012
Topic(s) Presentation of proposed revision of the sewer service rate
Direction from City Council

Council gave direction to Staff to proceed and to provide the following:

  • Come close to a 40% to 50% fixed rate
  • Minimize the number of times Council reviews the sewer rate
  • Provide more information on indexing
  • Show how City would deal with a short fall of funds
Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:

  1. June 20, 2011 Draft Staff Report
  2. Excerpt June 20, 2011 City Council Meeting Minutes
  3. October 17, 2011 Staff Report
  4. Excerpt October 17, 2011 City Council Meeting Minutes

Minutes

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City Council Meeting Date October 17, 2011
Topic(s) Resolution authorizing the execution of a professional services agreement with HF & H Consultants to study flow-based residential sewer rates.
Direction from City Council

Resolution No. 11-50 adopted

Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:

  1. Draft Resolution
  2. Proposal
  3. Ordinance 1250

Minutes

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City Council Meeting Date June 20, 2011
Topic(s) Adoption of an Ordinance amending Chapter 17.04 of the Mill Valley Municipal Code regarding sewer service fees
Direction from City Council Resolution No. 11-30 adopted to amend Title 17, Chapter 17.04
Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:

  1. Ordinance 1250, Title 17, Chapter 17.04

Minutes

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City Council Meeting Date June 6, 2011
Topic(s) Introduction of an Ordinance amending Title 17, Chapter 17.04 of Mill Valley Municipal Code to consider proposed sanitary sewer service rate increase

Public hearing to consider proposed sanitary sewer rates
Direction from City Council

Ordinance was introduced.

Council discussed rates at alternate levels than recommended by staff and restated their plan to revise the fees based on flow rates next year.

Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:

  1. Draft Ordinance Increasing Sewer Service Fee
  2. Sewer Rate Study Dated June 1, 2011 
  3. February 7, 2011 Staff Report and Minute Excerpts
  4. March 7, 2011 Staff Report and Minute Excerpts
  5. April 19, 2011 Staff Report and Minutes
  6. May 17, 2011 Workshop Presentation and Meeting Notes
  7. Special Notice of Sewer Service Charge Rate Increase
  8. Letters in Response to Proposition 218 Notice

Minutes

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City Council Meeting Date April 19, 2011
Topic(s)

Update regarding the proposed sewer rate increase and authorization of public notification of the rate increase

Direction from City Council Council directed staff to go forward with notification
Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments: 

  1. February 7, 2011 City Council Staff Report and Minutes Excerpt 
  2. March 7, 2011 City Council Staff Report and Minutes Excerpt
  3. Public Notification

Minutes

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City Council Meeting Date March 7, 2011
Topic(s) A presentation of two wastewater rate-structure scenarios, and provide direction
Direction from City Council

Council indicated that they supported the plan to increase sewer rates. Council urged less reliance on debt financing. They also supported establishment of an aid program for low-income rate payers.

Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:

  1. Scenario One Model
  2. Scenario Two Model
  3. Schedule 
  4. February 7, 2011 City Council Staff Report and Minute Excerpts

Minutes

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City Council Meeting Date February 7, 2011
Topic(s) Overview of the wastewater/sewer collection and treatment systems
Direction from City Council

Staff received Council approval to proceed and directed staff to study the following items:

  • Provide several scenarios of hte rate increase plan
  • Implement routine rate increases
  • Provide public outreach such as notices, meetings, website and press releases
  • Study rates based on water usage
  • Ensure adequate reserves to cover unexpected expenses and avoid future depletion of reserves
Supporting Documents

Staff Report and Attachments:  

  1. Mill Valley System Map & Photos showing existing conditions of some of the Mill Valley Sewers 
  2. Rates Comparison Chart 
  3. EPA Order of Compliance
  4. Mill Valley Sanitations Fund - Fund 8 Statements of Revenues, Expenditures and Fund Balance

Minutes


Public Correspondence
Sewer Increase Rate Proposal Newsletter Spring, 2011
Sewer Rate Credit Postcard August, 2011
Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Sewer Service Charges May, 2012 

Presentations
Sewer Rate Structure Scenarios Power Point Presentation March 7, 2011

Public Workshops
Sewer Service Rate Increase Public Workshop Meeting Notes May 17, 2011
Sewer Service Rate Structure Alternative Power Point Presentation March 26, 2012

Studies
Sewer Rate Structure PAY-GO Model
Sewer Rate Structure PAY-USE Model

Proposed 2012/13 Sewer Rate Schedule
Proposed 2012/13 Sewer Rate Charges and Example Customer Bill Impacts April, 2012

Proposed 2012/13 Sewer Service Charges by Parcel Number
Proposed 2012/13 Sewer Service Charges Roll May, 2012

Questions? Contact the Department of Public Works:
Phone: (415) 388-4033
Fax: (415) 383-0107
Email: publicworks@cityofmillvalley.org

Last updated: 8/7/2012 1:23:58 PM