Cottonwood City Council to hold public hearing on wastewater fees

Cottonwood City Council recently approved a notice of intent to adopt new wastewater capacity fees for expanded services.

A public hearing on the proposed fees will be held on July 17 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cottonwood City Council Chambers, according to council documents. A first reading of an ordinance to approve imposing these fees may also take place at the meeting, according to documents.

The city got rid of its impact fee system several years ago due to difficulty and tracking under a small city staff and new statutory restrictions.

According to Pat Walker, a representative from wastewater management group, Willdan, capacity fees “reflect the demand and costs created by the new development.”

These fees can also be used to fund outstanding debt service in water or wastewater, Walker said.

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