Proposed Replacement of Utility Rates Ordinance

Public Hearing
Establishing Rates and Charges for the Combined Utility 2021-2026

May 10, 2021, 6 p.m. or shortly thereafter
Via Zoom and Dial-In*

Public Hearing Notice (PDF)

Summary

On December 14, 2020, the Snoqualmie City Council adopted Ordinance 1242 establishing preliminary 2021-2026 rates for the City's combined utility including water, sewer, and stormwater. Council approved a 0% increase for 2021 and a 3.07% increase annually for 2022 through 2026 based on an average residential monthly bill. 

Since the adoption of Ordinance 1242, the City and Financial Consulting Solutions (FCS) Group have been working to establish final rates and charges for 2021-2026 that would continue to include a 0% increase for 2021.

A cost-of-service analysis presented to the City Council by FCS determined that some customer classes were paying more and some were paying less than their equitable share of the cost to provide service. Furthermore, additional analysis found that an increase in the combined utility general facilities charge (GFC) was warranted based on changes to existing and future cost bases. The GFC is a one-time charge the City imposes on new development as a condition of service.

A replacement of Ordinance 1242 will be considered by the City Council on May 10, 2021. A public hearing is scheduled for that evening prior to a vote. 

Reference Documents

City Council Staff Report (PDF)
Proposed Replacement Ordinance (PDF)
Proposed Rates (PDF)
Presentation to City Council (PDF)

*How to participate in the public hearing. 

Zoom:
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