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File #: 2017-0188    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2017 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: 6/12/2017 Final action: 6/12/2017
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18537
Title: AN ORDINANCE determining the monetary requirements for the disposal of sewage for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018; setting the sewer rate for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018, and approving the amount of the sewage treatment capacity charge for 2018, in accordance with RCW 35.58.570; and amending Ordinance 12353, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.670.100 and Ordinance 11398, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.84.055.
Sponsors: Dave Upthegrove
Indexes: Sewage
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18537.pdf, 2. 2017-0188 legislative review form.pdf, 3. A. Wastewater Treatment Division Financial Plan for the 2018 Proposed Sewer Rate, 4. A. Wastewater Treatment Division Financial Plan for the 2018 Proposed Sewer Rate, 5. 2018 Sewer Rate Issue Paper.pdf, 6. MWPAAC 2018 Rate Recommendation to KC Executive and Council.pdf, 7. Transmittal Letter.docx, 8. 2017-0188_SR_Wastewater Rate_Capacity _Charge.docx, 9. 2017-0188_SR_dated_05242017_Wastewater Rate.docx, 10. hearing notice - Seattle Times 5-31-17.doc, 11. Affidavit of Publication - Seattle Times 5-31-17.pdf
Staff: Reed, Mike
Drafter
Clerk 04/26/2017
Title
AN ORDINANCE determining the monetary requirements for the disposal of sewage for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018; setting the sewer rate for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018, and ending December 31, 2018, and approving the amount of the sewage treatment capacity charge for 2018, in accordance with RCW 35.58.570; and amending Ordinance 12353, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.670.100 and Ordinance 11398, Section 1, as amended, and K.C.C. 28.84.055.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Ordinance 12353, Section 2, as amended, and K.C.C. 4A.670.100 are each hereby amended to read as follows:
A. Having determined the monetary requirements for the disposal of sewage, the council hereby adopts a ((2017)) 2018 sewer rate of forty-four dollars and twenty-two cents per residential customer equivalent per month. Once a sewer rate ordinance becomes effective, the clerk of the council is directed to deliver a copy of that ordinance to each agency having an agreement for sewage disposal with King County.
B. The King County council approves the application of Statement No. 62 of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB-62) as it pertains to regulatory assets and liabilities to treat pollution remediation obligations and ((Rain Wise)) RainWise Program expenditures and strategic planning costs as regulatory assets, recovered ratably over the life of the underlying financing, and establish a rate stabilization reserve for the purpose of leveling rates between years.
C. As required for GASB-62 application, amounts are to be placed in the rate stabilization reserve from operating revenues and removed from the calculation of debt service coverage. The reserve balance shall be an amount at least sufficient to maintain a level sewer rate between 2017 and 2018, and shall be used solely for the purposes of: maintaining the level sewer rate in 2018; and ...

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