By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: City of Needles (Information):
Pictures: City of Needles (Presentation Notice Pamphlet Courtesy):
Needles, California: The City of Needles will be having the last virtual public hearing during the Needles City Council Meeting at 6:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 concerning proposed adjustments to rates and charges for water and wastewater.
According to the City of Needles, the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and City Council/Needles Public Utility Authority (NPUA) will conduct public hearings on the date and times noted above to consider a five-year schedule of changes to water and wastewater rates and charges as explained in this notice.
The proposed changes are based on an independent cost of service study that was completed in July 2020. If adopted, the proposed changes would take effect on November 1, 2020, and on October 1 of 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024.
The public hearings will be conducted per California Constitution Article XIII D, Section 6 (also known as “Proposition 218”). This notice is being sent to all property owners and customers of record directly responsible for the utility bill and whose parcels receive water andior wastewater service from the Needles Public UtilityAuthority, who would be impacted by imposed rates and charges.
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All members of the public are invited to attend the public hearings.
Additionally, under California State Law, all property owners and customers of record directly responsible for the utility bill may submit a written protest to the proposed rate changes.
Only one protest per parcel will be counted toward the majority protest. Please refer to the “How Can I Participate?” section of this document for instructions on submitting a formal written protest against the proposed action.
You may also appear at the public hearings at the date and times specified above.
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Laat week, Needles City Manager Rick Daniels spoke to ZachNews regarding the Needles Board of Public Utilities unanimously vote to approve the proposed water and wastewater rates and charges adjustments, and that this proposal means to the rate payers if the Needles City Council approved this water and wastewater rates and charges adjustments.
You can watch the live broadcast of the Needles Board of Public Utilities Meeting at ZachNews on Facebook (Video Above).
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The City of Needles will be hosting the final virtual public hearing during the Needles City Council Meeting to address any questions or concerns regarding the proposed rate increases.
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We value your input and encourage you to attend via telephonically.
The mayor and council members may be attending this meeting via Zoom.
The public may also attend via Zoom and may submit any comments in writing prior to noon on the day of the meeting by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the live zoom meeting, copy and paste into your browser:
https://zoom.Us/j/93084744238. If asked, enter the following: Meeting ID: 930 8474 4238
Or listen in and participate by calling zoom: 1-669-900-9128. If asked, enter the following: Meeting ID: 930 8474 4238
The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook during the Regular Meeting at 6:00 p.m. PT (Full Live Broadcast).
More information about the proposed changes is available online at: