Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

GDPUD workshop discusses connection fees

By
From page A8 | March 01, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Feb. 21 workshop for the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District consisted of discussion with no specific actions taken.

Only three board members were present for the workshop as Kathy Otermat and Norm Krizl were absent.

Reviewed was a discussion of raw and treated water, connection fees, cost of service maintenance and infrastructure. Part of the discussion included potential changes to the connection fee for new hook ups.

General Manager Hank White said money collected for new connections to the system goes into a restricted fund that is used for certain kinds of capital improvements. Discussed at the workshop was potentially eliminating the charge.

What wasn’t discussed was how to pay for capital improvements to the system if that charge is eliminated or reduced.

Other discussions were of the vehicle use policy, revised board policies and a ditch maintenance policy.

No actions were taken on any of those items.

The next workshop was scheduled for Feb. 28 at the district’s headquarters. Agenda items included a board policy presentation by resident Dennis Goodenow and a discussion of customer service issues.

Contact Dawn Hodson at 530-344-5071 or dhodson@mtdemocrat.net. Follow @DHodsonMtDemo on Twitter.

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 1 comment

  • Maria CapraunMarch 01, 2013 - 6:14 am

    I would like to clarify; we did not discuss eliminating the charge. We were discussing reducing the fee to connect to the system for granny flats. To reduce the cost on service connections will encourage residents to connect to the system instead of drilling a well. We are here to serve the public and that is what we should do. By having more customers, the goal is hopefully to increase revenue with water sales. We discussed the rate of return on the sale of water to recapture the loss due to the reduction of the connection fee.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 63 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 23 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 17 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 8 Comments

Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

 
.

Sports

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8