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BIG BEND WATER AUTHORITY

 

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT BUDGET

 

AND

 

NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING FOR PUBLIC HEARING AND BOARD MEETING

 

 

 

The Big Bend Water Authority (“Authority”) will hold a public hearing and special board meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 5:00 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 2020-2021. 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:                                                             $854,000.00

 

            Wastewater:                                                      307,125.00

 

            Other receipts:                                                              210,774.00

 

Total Income:                                                          $1,371,899.00

 

Expenses:

 

            Operations:                                                     $947,565.00

 

            Debt Services:                                                              424,334.00

 

Total Expenses:                                                       $1,371,899.00

 

 

 

Water & Wastewater Rate Structure:    The rates are unchanged from the prior year.

 

 

 

            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