Notice of Public Hearing – Monday, August 28,2023

Written by Laura Dallas

August 16, 2023

The Kootenai-Ponderay Sewer District’s governing board will conduct a public hearing on Monday, August 28th, 2023, in the meeting room at 511 Whiskey Jack Road at 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the annual Budget Hearing for the purpose of hearing public comments regarding proposed increases for monthly sewer charges and other fees.

The reasons for these actions are that increased operating revenue is needed to meet the operating and maintenance costs of the system, to fund the ongoing depreciation of the system, and to bring other fees more reasonably in-line with current costs. The current monthly user rates and proposed rates per equivalent residential unit (ER) are:

Current Monthly RateProposed Monthly Rate
Single Family Residence$53.33$54.93
Residential-Com-per ER$53.33$54.93
Admin/Non-Conn Fees-Per ER$10.18$10.49
Commercial User per ER$71.56$73.71
Industrial User per ER$91.18$93.92
Govt/Non-Profit User per ER$26.70$27.50

All interested parties are invited to attend. Written comments must be submitted to the Kootenai-Ponderay Sewer District prior to the scheduled hearing by either mailing to P.O. Box 562, Kootenai, ID  83840, or delivering to the District office at 511 Whiskey Jack Road. Additional information is available at the District office, or by calling (208) 263-0229.

The public hearing for consideration of the proposed budget revision for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2023, will be held at the District Office at 511 Whiskey Jack Road on Monday, August 28th, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. All interested persons are invited to appear and show cause, if any, why such budget should or should not be adopted. Copies of the proposed budget in detail are available for examination at the District Office by calling (208) 263-0229. Written responses should be received in the office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023.

Proposed Budget Revision - FYE September 30th, 2023

Anticipated Revenue
Receipts-User Fees$1,275,000
Receipts-Miscellaneous, Penalties, Grants$28,000
Receipts-Levy$4,500
Receipts-New User Facility Fees$365,210
Receipts-LID Payments$16,242
Interest Earnings$139,000
Interest Earnings - LID Related$2,000
Transfer from Reserved Funds$50,334
Total Anticipated Revenue and Income$1,880,286

Anticipated Expenditures
Capital Expenditures
Buildings and Building Improvements$20,000
Computers and Related, Office Equipment and Furniture$9,500
District Fleet Vehicles$40,000
O&M Equipment and Tools - Large and small$40,000
Lift Station Upgrades$20,000
LAS Upgrades$45,000
Plant and SCADA Upgrades$20,000
Easements-District Lines$100,000
Transfer to Reserves$188,952
Total Anticipated Capital Expenditures$438,452
Wages and Payroll Burden
Wages -Employees and Board members$396,000
Payroll Burden-Mandatory$77,000
Payroll Burden-Medical/Dental/Vision$54,800
Operations and Maintenance Expenses
Training, Meals, Mileage, Travel, Uniforms$14,000
Insurance-Liability-Workers Compensation$14,184
Audit, Publishing, Financial Related$10,000
Legal and General Engineering$135,000
Dues, Fees, Licensing, Subscriptions, Public Relations$17,700
One Call System$2,000
Utilities-water, garbage, power$68,800
Telephones-Cell Phones$8,500
Internet Services$4,000
Buildings and Grounds Maintenance$20,000
Plant and SCADA Maintenance$65,000
Equipment Repairs and Maintenance$16,000
Lift Maintenance$30,000
Land Application Expenses$15,000
Manholes, Lines, Inspection Camera Maintenance$191,000
Vehicle-Fleet Expenses$14,500
Bank Service charges and Misc expenses$1,800
Office Supplies, Postage, Cleaning$17,500
Office Equipment, Computer and Related$22,000
Shop Tools, Supplies and Safety supplies$16,500
Disinfection, Odor Control, Lab Testing, Sampling$59,650
Depreciation, Operating replacement$125,000
Total Anticipated Expenditures $1,880,286
Net Anticipated Income0.00

The public hearing for consideration of the proposed budget for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2024, will be held at the District Office at 511 Whiskey Jack Road on Monday, August 28th, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. All interested persons are invited to appear and show cause, if any, why such budget should or should not be adopted. Copies of the proposed budget in detail are available for examination at the District Office by calling (208) 263-0229. Written responses should be received in the office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023.

Proposed Budget - FYE September 30th, 2024

Anticipated Revenue
Receipts-User Fees$1,346,935.65
Receipts-Miscellaneous, Penalties, Grants$17,500
Receipts-Levy$4,635
Receipts-New User Facility Fees$800,460
Receipts-LID Payments$15,903
Interest Earnings$115,000
Interest Earnings - LID Related$4,000
Transfer from Reserved Funds$42,341.35
Total Anticipated Revenue and Income$2,346,775

Anticipated Expenditures
Capital Expenditures
Buildings, Building and Land Improvements$390,000
Computers and Related, Office Equipment and Furniture$35,000
District Fleet Vehicles$40,000
O&M Equipment and Tools - Large and small$40,000
Lift Station Upgrades$20,000
LAS Upgrades$45,000
Plant and SCADA Upgrades$20,000
Easements-District Lines$100,000
Transfer to Reserves$205,363
Total Anticipated Capital Expenditures$895,363
Wages and Payroll Burden
Wages -Employees and Board members$460,000
Payroll Burden-Mandatory$89,800
Payroll Burden-Medical/Vision/Dental$63,800
Operations and Maintenance Expenses
Utilities-water, garbage, power$72,150
Telephones-Cell Phones$8,500
Internet Services$4,000
One Call System$2,000
Training, Meals, Mileage, Travel, Uniforms$14,000
Dues, Fees, Licensing, Subscriptions,Public Relations$19,000
Insurance-Liability-Workers Compensation$19,862
Shop Tools, Supplies and Safety supplies$16,500
Office Supplies, Postage, cleaning, Equip. Computer and related$16,000
Office Equipment, Computer and related$23,000
Disinfection, Odor Control, Lab Testing, Sampling$61,500
Audit, Publishing, Financial Related$11,000
Legal and General Engineering$150,000
Plant and SCADA Maintenance$45,000
Buildings and Grounds Maintenance$20,000
Equipment Repairs and Maintenance$16,000
Lift Maintenance$30,000
Land Application Expenses$15,000
Manholes, Lines, Inspection Camera Maintenance$152,500
Vehicle-Fleet Expenses$15,000
Bank Service charges and Misc expenses$1,800
Depreciation, Operating replacement reserves$125,000
Total Anticipated Expenditures $2,346,775
Net Anticipated Income0.00

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