Notice of Public Hearings on proposed water rate increase and proposed 2020 budget

The Springfield Utility Board will be holding its second public hearings regarding a proposed water rate increase and the proposed 2020 Utility Operating Budget. The first public hearings for the proposed rates and proposed budget were held at the regular board meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The purpose of the first public hearings was to gather public input. No action was taken at the November 13 board meeting. The second and final public hearings will be held under Business from the Board during SUB’s regular board meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Following these public hearings, the Board will consider adoption of the proposed water rate increase and adoption of the 2020 Budget. The public is invited to attend this meeting.

Due to increased capital and operating costs, SUB is proposing an overall water rate increase of 9 percent. All customer classes would experience a rate increase under the proposal. The increase is proposed to take effect as of January 1, 2020, for all billing statements rendered on or after February 1, 2020.

Copies of the proposed water rate increase and proposed budget will be available for public review prior to the public hearings. They may be reviewed at SUB’s Main Office, located at 250 A Street, in Springfield. To receive copies of the proposed rate structure by mail, or to obtain answers to questions about the proposals, please call Meredith Clark at 541-744-3794.

The meeting and public hearings will be held in SUB’s Board Meeting Room at 223 A Street, Suite F, Springfield, Oregon.