VIDEO. Largest “crowd” turned out for the four and a half hour 6/4/2020 MSWD meeting. Remote involvement is a lot more convenient from your home.
1. Receive Final Water and Sewer Rate Studies and Review and Possible Action Concerning Prop 218 Rate Limits for Sewer Service Charges and Establishment of New Water System Reliability Charge and Sewer Rate Economic Hardship Assistance Discount.
Since early 2018, the Board and Finance Committee have received almost monthly presentations and have held discussions* regarding revenue deficiencies that impact the District’s ability to fund capital infrastructure improvements.
Just this year, a $500,000 interfund transfer (loan) from sewer funds to water system funds was necessary to balance the water system budget while making regulatory-required system improvements.
To date, the District has a documented annual $2 million in water system capital replacement needs that remains unfunded. Analysis of the sewer system indicates an annual $1.9 million capital investment need, along with $700,000 per year of capital contributions required to support infrastructure improvements at Sewer Authority MidCoastside (SAM).
Without significant financial adjustments in the form of additional revenues, the District will quickly face challenges in maintaining the critical water and sewer systems the community relies upon for service.
Report includes timeline of monthly budget discussions since 2018 and Montara Water & Sanitary District Water System Reliability Charges Summary of Key Issues.
VIDEO. MSWD Meeting 5/27/2020. Interest rates are at an all time low.
1-2% is considered “free money”.
Public agencies pivot in the face of Covid-19, to give their customers a break, while not letting infrastructure go.
Broken infrastructure equals fines in California.
Watch and comment remotely. They do listen.
Montara Water & Sanitary District (MSWD) Meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays.
MSWD customer Joel Farbstein asks the board to delay the approximately $500 MSWD Water Service Liability Charge, for one year.
He asks them to balance the Covid situation by delaying the water charge, with the fact that the Water Service Liability Charge has been define non-essential by MSWD. The $1,200 stimulus check is essential for food, rent and medical.
MSWD Director, Scott Boyd requested MSWD legal to weigh in as to whether the board can approve the rate increase, but delay the implementation schedule.
General Manager Clemens warns to defer maintenance, can be costly.
Proposition 218 outlines the public notice process for rate increases.
They must keep Proposition 218 in mind, legally. Proposition 218 outlines the public notice process for rate increases.
Montara Water & Sanitary District (MSWD) Meetings 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
If you experience technical difficulties or have technical questions prior to or during the meeting, please contact MWSD’s IT support at (650) 728-7843.
Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. They used to held at the District office at 8888 Cabrillo Hwy, next to Pt Montara Lighthouse and Hostel.
To receive agendas by email, send a request to [email protected]
In addition to email, we post agendas before each board meeting:
- On the District website here
- Montara post office
- Moss Beach post office
- the bulletin board in front of the MWSD office
Who is on the Board of Directors?
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — President||Term 2016-2020|
|Jim Harvey — President Pro Tem||Term 2018-2022|
|Ric Lohman — Secretary||Term 2018-2022|
|Eric Marshall — Treasurer||Term 2018-2022|
|Scott Boyd — Director||Term 2016-2020|
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) – MWSD is a member of SAM, the agency that collects and cleans our Coastside community’s wastewater before it enters the ocean. SAM meets monthly on the 4th Monday at 7:30pm. Jim Harvey and Scott Boyd presently serve as SAM board members.
Recology of the Coast – MWSD has contracted with Recology of the Coast for trash pickup, recycling, and waste hauling.
Visit County Solid Waste Department for more information about recycling, composting, etc.
In an Emergency
Water Emergencies: Call MWSD at (650) 728-3545
Sewer Emergencies: Call SAM at (650) 726-0124
For emergencies that affect life, health or safety: Dial 911
- 8888 Cabrillo Hwy
Montara, California 94037
- Office Hours:
8:30AM to 5PM Mon-Fri
- (650) 728-3545
- [email protected]
Note: Public participation is not permitted during closed session discussion items.