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File #: 22-0404    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CM Action Item - Health and Human Services Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/1/2022 Final action: 6/1/2022
Title: The Departments of Public Works and Finance request approval to hold public hearings in anticipation of a future request for approval to authorize increases in water and sewer rates, fees and charges by five percent (5%) for the next three years effective January 1, 2023. The increases in rates are necessary to complete the projects included in the 2023-2026 Water and Wastewater Capital Improvements Program and South Fulton Wastewater Capacity Study. (APPROVED)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A - Fulton County Rate Study - June 1 Agenda Item, 2. 2022-0404 Fulton County Rate Study - June 1 Agenda Item

DEPARTMENT
Public Works

REQUESTED ACTION (Identify appropriate Action or Motion, purpose, cost, timeframe, etc.)
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The Departments of Public Works and Finance request approval to hold public hearings in anticipation of a future request for approval to authorize increases in water and sewer rates, fees and charges by five percent (5%) for the next three years effective January 1, 2023. The increases in rates are necessary to complete the projects included in the 2023-2026 Water and Wastewater Capital Improvements Program and South Fulton Wastewater Capacity Study. (APPROVED)
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REQUIREMENT FOR BOARD ACTION (Cite specific Board policy, statute or code requirement)
In accordance with the State of Georgia statue (O.C.G.A. Section 36-81-5) and the County budget ordinance, it is required that a public hearing be conducted on the proposed budget at least one week prior to the meeting on final adoption of the budget, at which time any person wishing to speak on the budget may be heard.

STRATEGIC PRIORITY AREA RELATED TO THIS ITEM (If yes, note strategic priority area below)
Health and Human Services

COMMISSION DISTRICTS AFFECTED
All Districts ?
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IS THIS A PURCHASING ITEM?
No

SUMMARY & BACKGROUND (First sentence includes Agency recommendation. Provide an executive summary of the action that gives an overview of the relevant details for the item.)

Scope of Work: On September 9, 2019, the BOC approved a three-year water and sewer rate increase of 5% per year, for the years of 2020, 2021, and 2022, to begin funding the 2020-2026 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) (BOC Agenda #19-0695). This increase was necessary to fund projects in the CIP, including the debt service associated with the Big Creek Water Reclamation Facility expansion.

Other projects completed through the 2019 increase include the Big Creek-Cobb County Diversion project, repairs to the Camp Creek clarifiers, the r...

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