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Marin Board of Sanitary Dist. #5{Tiburon Town Hall}proposed sewer rate increase hearing

Monday, August 06, 2007
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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1505 Tiburon Blvd.

Sewer board to hold hearing on rate hike
IJ Staff Report
Article Launched: 08/04/2007 10:36:20 PM PDT

The board of Sanitary District No. 5 has scheduled a public hearing on a proposed Belvedere sewer rate increase.

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Belvedere looks at sewer fee hike
Jim Staats
IJ Article Launched: 08/04/2007 10:22:35 PM PDT

Belvedere residents face a 40 percent sewer rate increase.

Tiburon Sanitary District officials are scheduled to vote on a three-year series of fee hikes following a public hearing Monday.

The rate hikes would include a 28 percent jump this year followed by a 9 percent increase next year and 4 percent increase the third year.

Sewer fees for Belvedere residents, who pay $890 annually, the highest rate in the county, would increase to $1,141 this year, $1,244 next year and $1,293 by 2010, district manager Robert Lynch said.

Concerns about the rate increase prompted a meeting last week involving district and city officials.

"We wanted to share with them all the information," Lynch said. "They were very receptive. We explained to them what the income was versus the expenditure. You can't spend more than you're bringing in."

Lynch said the district, which annexed Belvedere as a service zone in 2005, required the rate increase to boost a reserve account and pay for sewer system improvements.

Belvedere City Manager George Rodericks said last week's session was illuminating and indicated a need for revenue. "The numbers didn't lie," Rodericks said.

He attributed the city's existing sewer rate, more than double most
other areas in the county, to issues including sewer line debt, fixed costs spread over a small number of people, the need to build up reserve funds and the lack of property tax funding.

Rodericks said he hopes to see the city achieve representation on the district board and is encouraging city residents to consider filling three district board vacancies.

The terms of three incumbents on the district board are at stake on the November ballot. Deadline for filing candidacy papers for the seats is Aug. 10.


The Tiburon Sanitary District will hold a public hearing on plans to boost Belvedere area sewer rates at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Tiburon Town Hall at 1505 Tiburon Blvd. For more information, call 435-1501.

Contact Jim Staats via e-mail at jstaats [at]

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