ITEM:

CONSENT CALENDAR

 

18.

CONSIDER ADOPTION OF RESOLUTION 2017-07 CERTIFYING COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW WITH RESPECT TO THE LEVYING OF GENERAL AND SPECIAL TAXES, ASSESSMENTS, AND PROPERTY-RELATED FEES AND CHARGES

 

Meeting Date:

June 19, 2017

Budgeted:

Yes

 

From:

David J. Stoldt,

Program/

 

 

General Manager

Line Item No.:

Revenues

 

Prepared By:

Suresh Prasad

Cost Estimate:

$9,000

 

General Counsel Approval:Yes

Committee Recommendation: The Administrative Committee reviewed this item on June 12, 2017 and recommended approval.

CEQA Compliance:This action does not constitute a project as defined by the California Environmental Quality Act Guidelines section 15378.

 

SUMMARY:At its February 23, 2012 meeting, the Board directed staff to implement a Proposition 218 process for the development of water fees and charges, including the hiring of a rate consultant and the development of the necessary ordinances, resolutions, and notices for implementation thereof.

 

At its April 16, 2012 meeting, the Board reviewed as an informational item two alternative draft resolutions for the collection mechanism of the proposed annual Water Supply Charge. At its June 27, 2012 meeting the Board reviewed and approved Resolution 2012-06 for collection of Water Supply Charge through County Assessorís Office. At this time, the Board is asked to adopt Resolution 2017-07 certifying compliance with State law with respect to the Water Supply Charge to allow the County of Monterey to continue collection of the Water Supply Charge on the property tax bill. This Resolution gets adopted by our Board annually.

 

The County will charge the District 0.25% of the amount that is collected by the County.The approximate collection fee for this fiscal year will be $9,000.

 

RECOMMENDATION:The Board should review and adopt Resolution 2017-07 and authorize the County of Monterey for collection of Water Supply Charge on the property tax bill.The Administrative Committee reviewed this item at its June 12, 2017 meeting and recommended approval by a vote of 3 to 0.Approval of this item is contingent upon adoption of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 budget.

 

BACKGROUND: There were two alternatives for the water supply charge collection mechanism: Alternative A was bills sent directly by the District or through a third-party mailing house: Alternative B was the use of the semi-annual County Assessorís bill, similar to what is the current practice for Carmel Area Wastewater District and the water recipients under the Castroville Seawater intrusion Project. At its June 27, 2012 meeting the Board reviewed and approved Resolution 2012-06 for collection of Water Supply Charge on the County Assessorís Office.

 

EXHIBITS

18-A††† Resolution 2017-07 Ė Property-Related Fees and Charges

 

 

 

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