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NOTICE OF HEARING
BEFORE THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
EAST NILES COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT

 

 

To:                  Property Owners of Record and Tenants in Possession of All Property Within the East Niles Community Services District that Receive Sewer Service

From:              East Niles Community Services District

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a hearing will be held before the Board of Directors of the East Niles Community Services District (District) on May 2, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., or as soon as thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the District offices, located at 1417 Vale Street, Bakersfield, CA 93306.  The purpose of this hearing is to consider and receive comments on the proposed increases to sewer usage rates.  

 The District provides waste water collection services and delivers such waste water to the City of Bakersfield’s Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2 and Kern Sanitation Authority’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on behalf of District property owners and/or occupants, and bills for those services by and through the County tax collections system.  Costs for operation and maintenance of the District’s wastewater collection system, and the City’s operational costs for Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2 as billed to the District by the City of Bakersfield, have increased over the last few years and are anticipated to continuously increase in the future.  Increases in District operating costs are also occurring because the District is required to implement a State mandated Sewer System Management Plan.  Additionally, the District is billed by the City of Bakersfield for the District’s portion of capital improvement costs associated with the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant No. 2, the improvements being used to provide service to existing customers.  The suggested sewer rate increases are based upon the findings and recommendations contained in a sewer rate study completed by Kim Domingo Engineering, an engineering consultant.  This study will be available for public inspection and review, during normal business hours, on and after February 28, 2018 at the District’s office.  The proposed rate changes are necessary to ensure sufficient revenues are generated to meet the ever-increasing costs of providing sewer services to our customers.

The proposed annual sewer usage rate for a single family dwelling equivalent is $181, which will typically be collected through the County of Kern tax collection process. Other user group's annual sewer usage rates are based upon a usage multiplier, and the proposed amounts are set forth in the Sewer Rate Study. 

           

If approved, the sewer usage rate will become effective upon adoption by the District’s Board of Directors.  Also if approved, the District’s Board of Directors will annually review the above-stated sewer usage rates and during the five year period following adoption of these rates may annually adjust the sewer usage rate, in an amount not to exceed the lower of (a) 3 % or (b) the percentage of inflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index (All Urban Consumers; All Items; West Urban Area-using March 2018 as the base figure).    

During the public hearing, the Board of Directors will consider all comments and written protests received.  If you intend to submit a written protest, please include the address or the property’s Assessor’s Tax Number for each property for which a protest or other response is being made. 

 If you would like additional information on the proposed sewer rate increase, please click on the link below or contact the District office at (661) 871-2011. 

 Dated: February 20, 2018

ENCSD 2018 Sewer Rate Study

ENCSD 2018 Sewer Connection Fee Study



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to California Government Code sections 61060 and 25124 (b)(1), that the East Niles Community Services District (District) has adopted an ordinance (Ordinance) on September 18, 2017 setting forth various rules and regulations regarding the provision of water and sewer services by the District.  The Ordinance includes, as an exhibit, a document referred to as the East Niles Community Services District Rules and Regulations Regarding Water And Sewer Service (Rules and Regulations).  The Rules and Regulations contain various policies, rules and regulations regarding District water and sewer services, including but not limited to: general policies, rules and regulations, water and sewer connection requirements, water and sewer service requirements and limitations, payment obligations, and delinquencies and penalties.  The Rules and Regulations also have attached various appendices that set forth various District rates and charges.  The Directors voting for and against the Ordinance are as follows: For: Director McCalla, Director Harger, Director Powell, Director Ruiz, and Director Quinonez; Against: None. The full text of Ordinance 2017-01 and the East Niles Community Services District Rules and Regulations Regarding Water And Sewer Service are available for review and copying at the District offices, located at 1417 Vale Street, Bakersfield, California and on the District’s website.   


Ordinance No. 2017-01 Setting Forth and Adopting Rules and Regulations Regarding Water and Sewer Service


ENCSD Rules and Regulations Regarding Water and Sewer Service





 

Change in Sewer Usage Rates

Please be advised that effective August 1, 2017, the sewer usage rate will be increased by 2.9% as a cost of living adjustment pursuant to East Niles Community Services District Resolution No. 2017-04 adopted by the Board of Directors on May 15, 2017.

2017-2018 Sewer Rate Schedule