The City retains 75% of the fixed charge and CWS receives 25%.
The fixed charge is currently $9.57 per Equivalent Service Unit (ESU)* per month.
Local Service Fee
The LSF funds the repair and replacement of aging Stormwater infrastructure.
The LSF rate is set and billed by the City of Hillsboro.
The City retains 100% of the LSF.
The LSF was established in 2015 to supplement the fixed charge.
The LSF was set at and currently is $1 a month per ESU*.
*An ESU is the size of the impervious surface area – such as pavement, rooftops, and other surfaces that allow little or no stormwater to soak into the ground. One ESU is equal to 2,640 square feet of impervious surface.
The current $1 LSF rate has funded critical Stormwater System infrastructure repair and replacement projects since 2015, including:
The current rate is also completely or partially funding additional projects in design or construction.
Stormwater Master Plan Project
The City is updating the Stormwater Master Plan to evaluate the Stormwater System and guide projects, stream enhancement, water quality improvements, and reduction of localized flooding over the next 10 years.
Staff presented new SWM LSF funding options to City Council during work sessions on May 7, 2019, and August 20, 2019, for discussion.
At a third work session on February 18, 2020, staff recommended a five-year incremental LSF increase option to City Council for their review and direction. Members of the public were invited to attend and observe each work session.
Finance Committee and City Council
The five-year incremental LSF increase recommended option will be presented to Finance Committee, and then to City Council to make an official decision in spring 2020.
Additional details on how members of the public can provide input to City Council will be posted here when available.
The incremental LSF increase recommended option will be presented to Finance Committee, and then to City Council to make an official decision in spring 2020. Additional details will be posted here when available.