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City Council to hear Stormwater Proposal

Water bills to increase 100%

On September 5th, City Council will vote on a proposal from the Bureau of Environmental Services to begin direct billing everyone in the PEN2 drainage districts for stormwater fees. It is important that City Council hears what you think, and as soon as possible so they are aware of your opinion prior to the vote on Sept 5th.

For residential properties this proposal amounts to approximately an additional $15 month fee on your water bill. Since we are billed quarterly, you will see a $45 increase in your quarterly water bill, or $180/year. This is in addition to what you pay to Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) on your property taxes. Businesses will see 100-200% increases.

Read more: City Council to hear Stormwater Proposal



UPDATE: Stormwater Fee Increase

Drainage District landowners should have received a letter from BES informing them the date for a hearing before City Council regarding the proposal to increase stormwater fees for drainage district landowners has been moved to Sept 5th, at 3pm. It is extremely important that East Columbia landowners voice their concerns to City Commissioners before this hearing and do it as soon as possible.

Read more: UPDATE: Stormwater Fee Increase



Letter from Multnomah County Drainage District No. 1

July 31, 2012

East Columbia Neighborhood Association

Dear Board Members,

Multnomah County Drainage District #1 (MCDD) is under contract with Peninsula Drainage District 2 (PD2) to maintain the levees and drainage systems within the district as approved by the PD2 annual budget.

Read more: Letter from Multnomah County Drainage District No. 1


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