North Plains City Council approves increase in Water System Development Charge in face of capacity issues.
The City of North Plains recently completed its Waters System Development Charge process. On October 16 a public hearing was held by the North Plains City Council on the increase in the System Development Charges. North Plains City Council adopted the updated methodology. HBA member Rudy Kadlub, along with HBA staff, testified in respect to the increase in fees impact to affordability in the region. The updated methodology would mean an increase of a fee for ¾” water meters from the current level of $4,936 to $6,846, and increase of $1,910. Additionally the fee change for 1” meters will go from $12,338 to $11,639, a reduction of $699. The bulk of this cost is to provide for a new 2 million gallon reservoir to meet the needs of growth in the city. The meeting ended with a continuation until the city engineer was able to complete the master plan for the City of North Plains. The revised System Development Charges will go into effect that day.