SUISUN CITY — The Suisun-Solano Water Authority board will hear five scenarios at Tuesday’s meeting, all with rate increases for Suisun City residents.
This comes on the heels of 4 percent raises for two consecutive years.
Staff suggests the board adopt the first scenario, which features two 11 percent raises followed by three 6 percent raises, beginning in 2014. It includes $5.4 million for total rehabilitation expenses during the two years ending June 30, 2016.
“There’s no way the board will approve a double-digit increase,” Suisun City Mayor Pete Sanchez said. The agency is composed of the Suisun City Council and the Solano Irrigation District board of directors.
“It’s the most conservative (scenario),” said Cammie Morin, director of finance for Solano Irrigation District.
It will fully utilize the existing $3 million of the $3.5 million rehabilitation fund for two projects at the Cement Hill water treatment plant. It will also fully fund the remaining rehabilitation plan to meet the recommended timetable.
The scenario also includes two phases of new debt issuance, totaling $20 million.
The other scenarios include rate increases between 3 and 6 percent with $3.5 million for total rehabilitation.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Suisun City Council chambers, 701 Civic Center Blvd. The complete agenda can be found at http://ca-sid.civicplus.com/AgendaCenter under the SSWA agendas.
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