UPDATE: On December 18, 2012, Gordon Garner and Alan Ridgeway of CH2M Hill gave a presentation at a meeting of the Jefferson County Commission regarding projected costs for Operations & Maintenance expenses and for capital expenditures for the Jefferson County sewer system. A link to their Powerpoint presentation is below:
On June 12, July 24, and August 20, 2012, the Jefferson County Commission held three public hearings to receive input from the public and testimony from invited witnesses on the issue of sewer rates. The Commission thanks all of those who participated in the process. Copies of documents submitted to the Commission during the process, along with transcripts of the proceedings at the hearings and copies of the presentations made to the Commission at the hearings, as well as other related documents, are available for download free of charge under the "Documents" tab.
On October 29, 2012, the Administrative Services Committee of the Jefferson County Commission voted to place on the agenda for the November 6, 2012, Commission meeting a resolution adopting two ordinances concerning sewer service: the Jefferson County Sewer Use Charge Ordinance, which makes changes in the charges for sewer service, and the Jefferson County Sewer Use Administrative Ordinance, which sets forth rules and regulations regarding sewer use. The November 6, 2012, Commission meeting will take place in the Commission Chamber in the Jefferson County Courthouse in Birmingham, Alabama, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting will be to receive comments from the public about the proposed resolution adopting these two ordinances. Following the public hearing, the Commission will deliberate and vote on whether to adopt the proposed resolution.
Under the proposed plan:
- The typical residential customer would pay 12 cents more a month for sewer service.
- Most residential customers would have sewer bills increase by less than $2 per month
- Low volume users would still pay less than $21.50 per month for sewer, which is less than BWWB water service.
Click the links below for what what the proposed rates would mean for you:
Here are links to the proposed resolution, the Jefferson County Sewer Use Charge Ordinance, and the Jefferson County Sewer Use Administrative Ordinance, as well as Eric Rothstein's presentation at the October 29, 2012 Administrative Services Committee meeting:
Here are links to the Record: