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BIG BEND WATER AUTHORITY

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT BUDGET

 

AND

 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING AND PUBLIC BOARD MEETING

 

 

 

The Big Bend Water Authority (“Authority”) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 26, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. at 1313 1st Avenue SE, Steinhatchee, Florida.  The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment and consider the tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. The public is also free to state any objections to or support of the budget and rates. The Authority’s Board of Directors (“Board”) will consider adoption of the budget and rates with any amendments it deems advisable following the public hearing.  A summary of the budget is provided below:

 

 

 

BUDGET:

 

Income:

 

            Water:                                                             $720,829.00

 

            Wastewater:                                                      243,671.00

 

            Other receipts:                                                                37,000.00

 

Total Income:                                                          $1,001,500.00

 

Expenses:

 

            Operations:                                                     $712,263.00

 

            Debt Services:                                                              289,237.00

 

Total Expenses:                                                       $1,001,500.00

 

 

 

Water & Wastewater Rate Structure:

 

            Current Base Rates (up to 3,000 gal. min.)

 

 

Customer Classification                     Water                          Wastewater

Residential                                          $31.75                         $42.57

 

Light Commercial                              $31.75                         $42.57

 

Heavy Commercial                            $49.37                         $68.05

 

 

 

Rates per thousand gallons or portion thereof (all classifications)*

 

Amount                                               Water                          Wastewater

 

*3001 – 6000                                      $2.80                           $3.92

 

*6001 – 9000                                      $2.94                           $4.12

 

*9001 – 12,000                                   $3.08                           $4.32

 

*12,001 and up                                   $3.21                           $4.53

 

 

A meeting of the Board will be held immediately following the public hearing at approximately 6:00 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and provide comment at the budget hearing and meeting, which may be continued to a date and time certain as announced at the hearing and/or meeting and noticed.  For more information, including a copy of the budget and agenda, please visit the Authority’s website (http://bigbendwaterauthority.com) or contact Cindy Wood at 352.498.3576.  In