What is the benefit of using fees instead of the operating funds for sewer maintenance and repair?

The fees will allow budget funds currently being used for sewer projects to be used instead for much-needed capital projects and other initiatives that will enable the City to achieve goals set forth by Council and the community.

In addition, prior to the new fees going into effect, the amount allocated for sewer repair and maintenance has been tied to the annual budget process so funds gets appropriated yearly and can change depending on other budget demands. This has made it difficult to plan ahead and leverage outside dollars for sewer projects. The new fees will result in a stable funding stream thus enabling the City to fully leverage grants and other funding sources.

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1. Did City Council adopt new sewer fees?
2. What is the new fixed fee schedule?
3. Have we ever had a fixed fee? Are there other cities that have fixed fees?
4. What is the schedule for the increase in local MCF rate?
5. When was the last MCF rate increase?
6. What is an MCF?
7. Is the fee based on the local MCF rate a variable charge?
8. Does this fee apply to all property owners?
9. How much money will the fixed fee and the rate increase/MCF generate?
10. Why are new fees needed?
11. What will the fees be used for?
12. How have the sewers been funded until now?
13. What is the benefit of using fees instead of the operating funds for sewer maintenance and repair?
14. How much has the City spent on sewer maintenance and repairs since the major flood that occurred in July 2014?
15. How do Shaker’s sewer fees and rates compare to other communities?
16. What programs are available for help paying sewer and water bills?