Cedaredge: Water rates to rise?

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From the Delta County Independent (Bob borchardt):

The current monthly base rate for domestic water users is $28.50 ($16.50 for 10,000 gallons, plus $4 capital improvement fee and $8 debt reduction fee. Each additional 1,000 gallons is plus $1.50). Out-of-town users pay an addition $10 per month for a base rate of $38.50. It was noted the $4 per month Capital Improvement Assessment, used to pay for improvements to 4.2 miles of waterline, is to be reduced to $3 per month in 2011, 2012, 2013 and the first four months of 2014. Cedaredge town administrator Kathleen Sickles explained that the monthly base rate does not pay for water and does not guarantee that users will get 10,000 gallons. “The base rate does not mean you have a right to receive that amount of water,” said Sickles.

Proposal 1 increases the monthly base rate to $33.50 in-town and $43.50 out-of-town ($17.50 for 10,000 gallons, plus $4 capital improvement fee and $8 debt reduction fee, plus an added $4 per month capital replacement fee — scheduled to go to $7 by April 2014 — to be “collected for existing capital purchases and to be retained for major capital replacement needs.” Each addition 1,000 gallons is $2.15).

Proposal 2 increases the monthly base rate to $34 in-town and $44 out-of-town. The rate structure would be $18 per month for 12,000 gallons, plus $3 per thousand gallons over the 12,000 gallons, again with a $4 per month capital replacement fee, $4 capital improvement fee and $8 debt reduction fee.

Proposal 3 would increase the monthly base rate to $36 in-town and $46 out-of-town. The rate structure would be $20 per month for 10,000 gallons, with $2 per additional 1,000 gallons, plus the $4 per month capital replacement fee, $4 capital improvement fee and $8 debt reduction fee.

Proposal 4 would increase the monthly base rate to $35 in-town and $45 out-of-town. The rate structure would be $19 per month for 10,000 gallons, with $2 per additional 1,000 gallons, plus the $4.00 per month Capital plus the $4 per month capital replacement fee, $4 capital improvement fee and $8 debt reduction fee.

However, the trustees appeared to favor a fifth proposal — to raise the monthly base rate to $37 in-town and $47 out-of-town with a rate structure of $21 for up to 10,000 gallons usage plus the $4 per month capital replacement fee, $4 capital improvement fee and $8 debt reduction fee.

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