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Public Hearing: Proposed 2020 Water System Development Charges (SDC) & Amended Methodology
Hillsboro Water collects Water System Development Charges (SDCs) to ensure new growth pays their equable share to fund water system expansions.
Growth in our community creates additional demands on our water system. The City of Hillsboro Water Department collects Water System Development Charges (SDCs) to ensure new growth pays their equable share to fund water system expansions.
Revenue from Water SDCs is used only to fund capital projects that:
Expand Hillsboro’s current drinking water system to serve new customers
Constructs new water infrastructure to meet future demand needs
Reimburse the City for already-built water systems facilities
Water SDCs are set by the City of Hillsboro Utilities Commission, and updated on a regular basis following the requirements of Oregon law.
Proposed 2020 Water SDCs Increase & New Methodology
On October 9, 2019, the City will publically announce the proposed 2020 Water SDCs increase, and amendments to the current methodology.
In Person: Hillsboro Water Department, 150 East Main Street, Third Floor, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
All feedback will be provided to the Hillsboro Utilities Commission at the December 10, 2019 Water SDCs Public Hearing.
Prior to adopting the 2020 Water SDCs or amending the methodology, the Utilities Commission will hold a Public Hearing at 1:30 pm, on Tuesday, December 10, 2019, in Conference Room 113 of the Hillsboro Civic Center, 150 E Main Street, Hillsboro.
At the hearing, the Commission will:
Receive and consider public input.
Review the completed 2019 Water SDCs Update Study, revised methodology, Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), and SDCs adjustment proposal.
Take action on the proposed SDCs and new methodology.
All interested persons are invited to attend this public hearing, and will be given an opportunity to testify.
If approved, new Water SDCs and amended methodology would be effective March 1, 2020.