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Notice of Proposed Rate Increase Published 2021-03-08

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NOTICE IS GIVEN that the District Board of West Bay Sanitary District will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The hearing will be held in the District’s Board Room located at 500 Laurel Street, Menlo Park and by Zoom or telephone Meeting ID: 982 4643 2426 Passcode: 162687 or telephone 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 982 4643 2426 Passcode: 162687

The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider a proposed increase in sewer services charges for fiscal year 2021/2022. Additional information is available through the District’s website at on the official notice that was mailed to every parcel address that pays District rates.

The annual sewer service charge will increase from $1,224 per single family residence to $1,255 in fiscal year 2021/2022. Approximately 80 homes in the Portola Valley area (located within the On-Site Wastewater Disposal Zone) who pay higher charges for the maintenance of their STEP or Grinder Sewer Collection  Systems  will  increase  from  $1,694  per  single  family  residence  to $1,875 in fiscal year 2021/2022 in order to realign charges with the cost of service, charges for the maintenance of the STEP/Grinder Sewer Collection Systems. Non-residential rates will increase proportionately according to loading characteristics. The increased charges are required to fund needed maintenance, reconstruction to the sewer system, levee improvements, and expenses for the Silicon Valley Clean Water regional wastewater treatment plant.

Protests against the proposed rate increase must be submitted in writing by 4:00pm on April 28, 2021, and signed by the property owner, must identify the owner(s) of the property for which the protest is entered, and must include the property address and assessor’s parcel number (APN).

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