Urgent Notice! Your Parker Water and Sewer Bill May Be Increasing in 2011!
The Parker Water and Sanitation District Board of Directors will be discussing the following items on October 14, 2010 at 7 p.m. at 18100 E. Woodman Drive, Parker, CO 80134 (Just off Parker Road, north of E470 behind the Loaf & Jug).
“These items will impact ALL Parker Water and Sewer Customers.”
Significant changes to water rates and billing structure. Customers who used 20,000 gallons in a month in 2010 paid $70 in water charges. The proposed billing structure will increase water charges for the same usage in 2011 to $106.
An increase in the 2010 property taxes of over 400%! Property taxes assessed on a home valued at $350,000 in 2010 were approximately $100 – property taxes on the same home will increase to $418 in 2011.
Sewer charges in 2011 will be charged based upon your average water usage in November and December of 2009 and January 2010 resulting in higher bills for most families.
The Board will be considering adoption of a resolution authorizing the issuance of $59 million in revenue bonds to build a water treatment plant necessary for the operation of Reuter-Hess Reservoir. Revenue bonds are guaranteed by water and sewer fees and consequently the issuance of revenue bonds will increase customers’ bills by approximately an additional $30 per month.
The Board feels forced to act on the issuance of revenue bonds due to the threat of the passage of Amendment 61 which if passed will limit the repayment of debt to a ten year period – making the building of necessary infrastructure nearly unaffordable.
All Board members live in Parker Water & Sanitation District and are trying to make decisions they feel are in the best interest of all customers of the district.
Your input as a member of the community is important. Help the Board act appropriately on these important issues by voicing your opinion at the meeting on October 14, 2010 at 7 p.m. Go to www.pwsd.org to see the agenda for the October 14, 2010 meeting and to review the entire proposed 2011 Budget.